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Taste of Colerain this weekend

By Jennie Key

Pizza on stage

Most everyone knows the story of LaRosa’s. But now you can hear the story through song with the musical “Everybody’s Buddy.” – FULL STORY A4

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Share your summer vacation photos and you could have the chance to win a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 digital still camera and a $25 Best Buy gift card. Submit your best shot by visiting the Contests page on and uploading your photo to the “Summer Vacation Photo Contest.” The contest started Monday, Aug. 2, and deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 16.

It’s a summer tradition, an uber fest not to be missed. The 21st annual Taste of Colerain will be 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6; 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7; and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, on the grounds of the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4300 Springdale Road. Stroll the grounds and eat, enjoy the free activities in the Fifth Third Bank Children’s Tasteland or enjoy the Rumpke Entertainment tents. The Children’s Tasteland features pony rides, activities, Kissel Brothers Amusement Rides and games and activities. Activities, which include face painting, crafts, and temporary tattoos, are provided by the Colerain Township Free Summer Camp and the ABC Early Learning Center. There will also be a charity auction run by Dowers Family Auctions. Proceeds benefit MakeA-Wish. There is on-site parking only for the disabled. Free parking is available at Colerain Middle School and Colerain High School and free shuttles run continuously from the parking lots. New this year, Taste visitors may also park and ride the shuttle from Northgate Mall in the old Dillard’s parking lot. Handicapped parking will be at the front lot of the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4200 Springdale Road, adjacent to the event site. Workers will be on hand to give additional assistance as needed. Free local entertainment provided by Rumpke continues nonstop throughout the weekend on the Northgate Mall Entertainment

Who’s Who at the 2010 Taste of Colerain


Crowds listened to bands all weekend and enjoyed food, rides and games as well at last year's Taste of Colerain food festival.

A bird’s eye view of last year’s Taste of Colerain. Stage. From 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, Cross-Tie, a contemporary country band will perform. On Saturday, Aug. 7, from 4


p.m. to 6:30 p.m. enjoy the classic rock sounds of Midnight Special, followed by 1980s rockers Naked Karate Girls 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Sunday, Ooh La La and the

Participating food vendors include… Barnesburg Tavern & Grille, BB Family Concessions, Colerain Community Association, Colerain Township Citizen Fire Academy Alumni, Colerain Township Citizen Police Academy Inc., Dena’s Diner, Eli’s Sports Bar & Grill, Fusion Wok, Gary’s Cheesecake, Graeter’s, Jennie’s Catering and Concession, La Salle Knights of Columbus, LaRosa’s Pizza, Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice, Miss Kylee’s Funnel Cake, Mr. Hanton’s Handwiches, Papa John’s Pizza, Pebble Creek Pub, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Ray G’s Restaurant, Sizzling Wok Restaurant, Skyline Chili, TAG’s Café, TGI Friday’s, Vinoklet Winery, Walt’s Barbeque, and The Party Platter.

Greasers, will close out the entertainment stage from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with their 1950s and 1960s rock’n’roll. But the main event at Taste of Colerain is food, and this year there are a lot of tastes to tempt. Tastegoers will find familiar faces and newcomers to the Taste menu this year. From barbeque and burritos to sushi and blackened tuna, there is a lot of variety available. Old standbys such as Walt’s Barbeque will share the midway with new restaurants such as Eli’s Sports Bar & Grill, Fusion Wok and Qdoba. Organizers say a lot of great food will be available.

Colerain scores another grant for roadwork By Jennie Key

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Colerain Township is giving Geraldine Drive a $900,000-plus makeover and the state is going to pay for it. State Capital Improvement Program funds are paying for the project. They come from the sale of bonds sold by the state to repair or replace existing McClain infrastructure. The funds may be awarded as grants or loans. The Ohio Public Works Commission administers the program, and there is a local committee that ranks and recommends projects. The OPWC has approved a grant for the reconstruction of Geraldine Drive, a residential street near Acre Drive and Breezy Way Drive in the southern end of the township. The work will rebuild the street from end to end, removing the

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Geraldine Drive is not the only street the township is fixing using other people’s money with grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission. The township is finishing the $403,700 reconstruction of Belhaven Drive and Flamingo Lane with a SCIP grant of $282,590. According to Hamilton County Engineer’s Office records, Colerain Township has received more than $8.6 million in State Capital Improvement grants and Local Transportation Improvements Program funds since 1989 when the program began distributing money.


Geraldine Drive has deep pot holes, crumbling edges and a lot of bumps. A state grant will help smooth the way for motorists. pavement and installing rolled concrete curb and gutters. The project will replace driveway aprons, the storm sewer and catch basins along the road. Public Works Director Bruce McClain told trustees the township will pay a 30 percent match for

the work. The township was fortunate to get the grant; the Geraldine Drive project was a contingency project, and only received the grant because another community that had been awarded money withdrew its project, freeing up the funds. The roadwork’s estimated cost is $902,250; the township will pay 30 percent, or $270,675. The remainder – $631,575 – will be picked up by the grant. McClain said he plans to have the bid awarded by the end of the year so work can begin in 2011. Colerain Township does not have a dedicated road levy, so McClain says grants such as this one make it possible to do some

work on township streets each year. Trustee Joseph Wolterman says the grant is a big plus. “That’s $631,000 we didn’t have before,” he said. “Our managers do a good job getting these grants. Residents are pleased, as well. Joseph McMahon says the street has bumps, cracks and big holes. He’s looking forward to the work getting started. “It’s a beautiful thing,” McMahon said. “I have envied streets where they have done this work. They look so smooth and nice. We live in the cul-de-sac and the kids like to ride their Razor Scooters, but those little wheels hit those holes, and they fall all day. This will be nice. I can’t wait.”

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GoodTimers Poker run is Aug. 15 By Jennie Key

Good people doing good things. For 10 years, the GoodTimers have sponsored a good thing: an old-fash-

ioned poker run that supports local communities. The 10th annual Freedon Ride, “A Call to Unity” is set for Sunday, Aug. 15. Last year’s freedom ride raised $10,060 that was distributed to a number of


Show me the money

To see where the money raised by the Freedom rides has gone, visit the GoodTimers website at and click on the “Where’s the Money Go?” link. beneficiaries, including the Colerain Township Police Department, the Cincinnati Dental Society, Honor Flight TriState and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office’s DARE program. Registration for this year’s event begins at 9 a.m. and the ride leaves at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, from the Gailey VFW Hall, 8326 Brownsway Lane. Scherz says there will be coffee and breakfast sandwiches available for early risers and live music from Bob Cushing before the run. Scherz said motorcycle officers from Hamilton County, Colerain Township and Mount Healthy help plan the event. The party will also

include food, beer, door prizes and entertainment. Evening entertainment is from Leadfoot, Dangerous Jim and the Slims and Euphoria. The cost is $15 for one rider and $5 for a passenger. If you just want to party, admission is $5. Scherz says the event is rain or shine. If it rains, the party moves indoors, he said. For more information and directions, visit The GoodTimers group was started to support a Sunday football team. The members built, owned and maintained a softball/soccer complex called GoodTimers Grove,


GoodTimers Al Rudy, Jim Wray, Tom Scherz, and Tom Keoning promote Freedom Ride 2010, the 10th annual GoodTimers poker run to raise money for local law enforcement agencies and charities, at the Stone Creek Towne Center Quaker Steak and Lube. now Riverfront West, in Miamitown. Since the Sept. 11 attack in 2001, the focus changed from good times to good deeds. The group has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for local police and community organizations and causes through poker runs and

other fundraisers and donations. Scherz says a new generation of GoodTimers – the children of the original members – are stepping up and taking part. “The next generation is getting involved and bringing their ideas to the organization,” he said. “The future looks good.”

Springfield Twp. plans public hearing on boilers By Heidi Fallon


While they haven’t had many complaints, Springfield Township trustees are considering whether to ban or regulate wood boilers on private property. Trustee Joe Honerlaw said the boilers are being used outdoors mainly to

heat swimming pools. “It’s essentially a device like an outside wood burning stove,” Honerlaw said. He said trustees are concerned about potential health risks from the smoke.


Trustees will hear from residents at a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, in township offices, 9150 Winton Road. “This hearing is intended to listen to both sides of the debate, prior to a consideration of placing any restrictions or bans on these systems,” Honerlaw said.

Mt. Healthy down to four for superintendent

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The list of candidates for Mount Healthy superintendent has been cut to four following the first round of interviews. The Ohio School Board Association is consulting with the Mount Healthy City School District as it searches for a superintendent to lead the district when current superintendent David Horine retires at the end of January. The district started with 25 applicants and narrowed the field to eight.

Following the first round, the board cut the list of contenders to four. Board member Steve Harness said the OSBA has been a great help, and the field of candidates is very good. “We have had excellent people and I have been very impressed with the quality of the people we have interviewed,” he said. “OSBA is doing a great job.” Still under consideration for the post are: • Yvonne Bullock, superintendent of Meridian Community Unit District 101 in

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Mounds, Ill.; • Lori L. Handler, assistant superintendent, Mount Healthy City School District; • Clinton A. Moore, superintendent, National Trail Local School District, New Paris, Ohio; and • Jeffrey M. Patrick, superintendent, Bradford Exempted Village Schools, Bradford, Ohio. The four candidates will meet with the board for a second round of interviews in early August. The board wants to have a new superintendent announced by the start of school on Aug. 18.

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al musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Something else that’s new this year is a collaboration with St. Catharine of Siena School in Westwood. St. Catharine student Bert Dole is in the show and parishioner Treva Lambing created the costumes. Also from St. Catharine is the show’s music director, Bob Conda, and a few of the sets pieces were designed by retired St. Catharine art teacher Marie Jones. And, St. Ignatius School Principal Tim Reilly is a former principal at St. Catharine School. “Cinderella” will be performed by KidzShow 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6-7, at McAuley’s Performing Arts Theatre, 6000 Oakwood Ave., College Hill. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at the theater before the shows.

Cast list

Cinderella: Erin Belanger Prince: Zach Allaben King: Chris Tankersley Queen: Julie Newsom Stepsisters: Portia Claire Tankersley, Joy Stephanie Glassmeyer and Grace Mattie Woodard Stepmother: Mary Vosseberg Godmother: Martha Bates Herald: Tim Kemper Chef: Jacob Finn

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Mobile mammography dates at Northgate

The Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography Program announces upcoming dates in the Northwest community. Screening mammograms on the van take only 15 minutes or less. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 513-686-3300. Most appointment times are between 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The van will be at the Northgate Kroger on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Screening mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that The Jewish Hospital is an in-network provider with their insurance carrier. For women who are uninsured or underinsured (have high deductibles), financial assistance programs are available. Call 686-3310 for more information.

Military band concert

Springfield Township's summer concert series wraps up with a performance by the Ohio Military Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a free concert on the lawn behind the Springfield Township Senior/Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. The performance will last about two hours with an intermission. Springfield Township local business, Schmidt's Meats and Catering will be on site grilling and selling hamburgers and hot dogs. The Grove Banquet Hall staff will have soft drinks, bottled water, beer and wine for sale. The Ohio Military Band is the oldest community band in the Cincinnati with a repertoire that includes marches, classics, show tunes, and more. This event is made possible through the donation of the band and with corporate sponsorship from Drees at Bridgecreek. In case of rain, this event will be held at the Grove Banquet Hall. For more information, call 522-1410.

Waycross winners

Not only was it a great game on the field, but Winton Woods High School’s 69-35 playoff win over MarionFranklin last November has resulted in a great honor for Waycross Community Media. The Forest Park center — which provides television and Internet programming for Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township — won a national 2010 Hometown Award for best sports event coverage recently at the Alliance for Community Media’s national conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. Steve Coaston Jr., who has produced community media at Waycross for 10 years, also won a Hometown Award for best informational feature for his ”Doctors in the Kitchen” program. Eight Waycross volunteers staffed the Winton Woods’ Division II state semi-finals game last November in Centerville: Jonathan Palmer, Butch Culbreath, Matt Steele, Alex Bergquist, Adam Schrand, Tom Bruckmann, Andy Sanzotta and Jacob Williams. The Hometown Awards honor the best in community programming from through-

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Library offers fax service

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will pilot a public fax service and the North Central branch, 11109 Hamilton Ave., will be one of the pilot sites. The library will offer public fax services through FAX24 Public Fax Kiosks. Customers may use credit or debit cards to complete their fax transmission at a cost of $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page faxed. The library does not receive a commission based on the number of pages faxed each month at each location, nor is there any cost to the library for providing this service. The Library will complete a six-month trial of this service to assess the popularity and receive feedback from customers and staff before continuing or expanding the service to other branch locations.

“The second is to help us raise funds to help continue these important safety programs.” The outing begins with a shot gun start at 9 a.m. and continues scramble style for 18 holes. Participants will be served breakfast and dinner, with a chance to win $20,000 for a hole in one on the course. Sponsorships, foursomes and donations are still being accepted for the outing. Contact the association at 521-4213 ext. 6432, e-mail or go to

Pet benefit

T.G.I. Friday’s is partnering with SPCA Cincinnati for the month of August to provide pet food, toys, and other necessities to the humane society. Each guest who donates an item will receive a free appetizer coupon for T.G.I. Friday’s. The SPCA mobile adoption truck will park in each T.G.I. Friday’s location to have guests enjoy meeting the animals of the humane society throughout the month.

Waycross Community Media has given local students from throughout the region a chance to be television stars, producers, directors and editors. The Waycross Summer Video Camp Program, which continues through the summer, is in its 13th year and continues to offer a unique experience to third-graders through high school seniors. Heather Wiltse, educational access coordinator for Waycross, said students in the camp attend several events, go to a Cincinnati Reds game, tour the Cincinnati Bengals facilities and shoot video at other local sites as they create programs that will air on local access television. Students also learn the numerous programs and techniques necessary to make their own programs. Wiltse said her favorite part of working with the summer camps is when the children, some of whom are dealing with disabilities, begin to grasp the lessons being taught. “To see them accomplish

Saddle up

Registration for the fall session of riding lessons at the Winton Woods Riding Center begins this week. The 11 weeks of classes is from Sept. 7-Nov. 21 and offers group, private and semi-private lessons. Registration can be completed online, by phone and in person. Lessons are for beginner through advanced riders in both English and Western disciplines. Students ride one day per week, at a set day and time, for the entire session. Release forms can be downloaded at and must be turned in prior to first riding lesson. The Winton Woods Riding Center is located at 10073 Daly Road. For pricing and to register go to, call 931-3057 or via e-mail at



Keisha Johnson, 12, of White Oak Middle School, works in the control room as Waycross Media's summer camp. During the camp, local students produce several programs and learn numerous techniques for filming. something and accomplish it well is very rewarding,” she said. One of those students, Christopher Sloan, 16, attended his first summer camp and has already completed a production for the Humane Society. Sloan, who attends St. Rita School for the Blind, said, through his interpreter and father, Harry Sloan,

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Free Fridays

The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is setting aside one Friday afternoon each month for free admission. Thanks to private donations, the Free Fridays program waives the normal $8.50 admission fees to all three museums from 4-8 p.m. Free Friday are set for the following Fridays: July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. Call 287-7000 or visit for additional information.

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Tee time

The Northern Hills Firefighters Association has its 11th annual Nat Bond Golf Outing Friday, Aug. 27, at Fairfield Golf Course, 2200 John Gray Road. The cost is $75 for a single, $300 for a foursome and $50 for a hole sponsorship. “This event serves two purposes, the first is to raise awareness about the Association which promotes fire education and protection for the citizens and firefighters of Springfield Township,” said Steve Bien, association president.


Jonathan Bouie, 15, left, who attends Northwest High School, helps film a production during Waycross Media's summer camp.

out the US and Canada. This year, over 1,250 entries were judged at sites throughout the U.S., says Jason Grzegorek, Waycross government access coordinator. If you want to see Waycross videos, or learn more about workshops, programming or volunteer opportunities, call the media center at 825-2429 or visit to the Waycross site.

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that he hopes to one day make American Sign Language films. “This is one of the best experiences he’s ever had,” Harry Sloan said. “We’re seeing a new person.” Waycross recently received about $3,000 in grants to help continue the summer video camp program, which is in its first year of all-day camps.


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LaRosa’s pizza story moves to stage Gannett News Service Up, up and away went the spinning disc of pizza dough. Wider and wider it spread as it spun. Returning to earth, the dough landed in the cshaped cupped hands of Buddy LaRosa. With a slight twist of his torso, a quick turn of his arms and some Italiano flair, the dough flew again. “That’s about the size of a large pizza,” Cincinnati’s primo pizza purveyor said Thursday night as he spread the dough on a prep table. “Here!” he called to Jared Moore of White Oak. “You try it! Piece of cake!” He tossed the dough to the unsuspecting 26-year-

old song and dance man. Moore plays the title role in the musical, “Everybody’s Buddy.” The show honors the life of the soon to be 80-year-old pizza baron, philanthropist and celebrated soft touch. “I went to the hospital today,” La Rosa said between tosses. “Four people gave me their business cards and asked for my help.” He plans to lend each one a hand. “Everybody’s Buddy” revolves around two kinds of dough. There’s the stuff made from flour. Then, there’s the dough from a success story of a kid who grew up “in a broken home filled with love” and grew the West Side pizzeria he opened in 1954 into a chain

grossing about $132 million in 2009 and garnering well over half the pizza business in Cincinnati. The musical’s premiere runs Aug. 11-14 at the College of Mount St. Joseph Theater. That’s where Thursday’s dough tossing lesson took place. It follows LaRosa’s life from before his birth to his childhood growing up in Cincinnati’s Little Italy, through the opening of his first pizzeria on the west side in 1954. It culminates in a 1973 scene where an entire community of student athletes and coaches help LaRosa rebuild his flagship Boudinot Avenue pizzeria after a potentially devastating fire. “My father loves Cincin-

nati,” says Mike LaRosa, CEO of LaRosa’s and Buddy’s son. “’Everybody’s Buddy’ is as much about the people in the community who raised and supported him as it is about Buddy. So, in many ways, this tells a Cincinnati story, too. So, we are ecstatic that we can celebrate his 80th birthday with those who have meant so much to Buddy and our family.” Buddy LaRosa celebrates his 80th birthday on August 25th. Each night, he’ll join the cast onstage for a “Happy Birthday” finale number. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The idea for the musical started over a decade ago


Buddy La Rosa watches actor Jared Moore learn to toss a pizza. Moore will portray Buddy La Rosa in “Everybody's Buddy.” when Buddy LaRosa’s cousin and business associate, Harry Panaro, brought the idea to Dick Ruehrwein, after enjoying another one of Ruehrwein’s musical productions. Ruehrwein, who has written 15 plays, all of which have been produced, met again with LaRosa and Panaro nearly two years ago to talk seriously about moving forward with the musical. “From the beginning, it

was important to me that the proceeds be donated to Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital,” said Buddy LaRosa who credits Children’s Hospital with saving the life of his daughter, Denise. “The production of the musical was about doing something that would inspire and engage the local community. It is a celebration of the community that has guided and supported me throughout my life.”

About ‘Everybody’s Buddy’ “Everybody’s Buddy” will run from Aug. 11-14, 2010 at the College of Mount Saint Joseph campus theater at 8 p.m. each day. The musical production will feature an original score with songs written by “Everybody’s Buddy” creator, Dick Ruehrwein, local songwriter Ed Howard, and Andrew and Andrea Raynor, songwriters from New York City. A 16-piece orchestra comprised of students from University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music will provide the orchestration for numbers. The cast of Everybody’s Buddy is dominated by local theater students from the CCM and Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre & Dance. Jared Moore, a graduate of Northern Kentucky University’s voice program and La Salle High School alumni, will star in the lead role as Buddy LaRosa. A West Side native, Moore has starred in previous stage productions including, Tony in “West Side Story” and Judas Iscariot in “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Other starring members of the cast include: • Patrick Thernes (Gabby, Buddy’s Guardian Angel), an Elder High School alumni, has appeared in “Lil’ Abner,” “Camelot” and “Guys and Dolls,” which earned the Cincinnati Entertainment Award as Best Ensemble. • Stacey Sands (Grandma Panaro) of Florence, Ky., is a lyric soprano who recently graduated with her master’s of music

degree from CCM. She is a member of the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati and is in her fifth season with the Cincinnati Opera. Previous musical theater performances have included Sheila in “Hair,” Sonia in “Godspell” and Yonah in “Children of Eden.” • Heather Roush (Mary LaRosa, Buddy’s mother) an Oak Hills High School alumni, recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in musical theater where she took the stage as Kate McGowan in “Titanic” and Erzulie in “Once On This Island.” • Sebastian LaRosa (Tony LaRosa, Buddy’s father) of Lawrenceburg, Ind., is Buddy LaRosa’s grandson. He will be attending the University of Southern Indiana this fall. His performing credits include Colonel Crabtree in “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch” and Oscar Linquist in “Sweet Charity.” • Pia LaRosa (Aunt Dina) of Lawrenceburg, is an adjunct faculty member at CCM Preparatory Department and Buddy LaRosa’s niece. Her performing credits include Nettie Fowler in “Carousel” and Adrianna in “Boys from Syracuse.” Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors over 60 years of age and $15 for kids aged 4-15 and can be purchased by calling 513-347-4781 or at the Boudinot LaRosa’s, 2417 Boudinot Ave. All proceeds from the musical will benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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Springfield hires firm to help with neighborhood plan By Heidi Fallon

Springfield Township trustees continue to work toward developing a neighborhood master plan, hiring a consulting company to help in the process. Consultants Kinzelman Kline Gossman, with an office in Covington, will be paid $60,000 to complete a marketing and land use analysis of the 12 neighborhoods that are the focus of the master plan.

Those specific districts are: • north and south sections of the Finneytown Local School District, • southwest Gilbert and northeast sections of Hamilton Avenue, • Hollydale, • Lexington Heights, • Pleasant Run Farms, • Sevenhills, • Valleydale,

• West College Hill, and • northeast and northwest sections of Winton Road. Township Assistant Administrator Chris Gilbert said consultants will bring recommendations to the township which will be reviewed by the master plan steering committee before going to trustees for adoption. There are representatives from each of the 12 neighborhoods on that steering committee. The group meets once a month to discuss a variety of topics. Gilbert said the July meeting

addressed the police department and crime in the township and the specific neighborhoods. “I think there may be a perception of crime that isn’t backed up by crime statistics that show crime has been declining,” Gilbert said. Each of the monthly steering committee meetings begins with a presentation by the township, giving members a crash course on that topic. “After that,” Gilbert said, “committee members break into

small groups to talk about how that specific topic, like crime, affects their neighbors and specific community.” Trustee Joe Honerlaw said the consulting firm will help bring specific recommendations on land use and redevelopment to the trustee board for consideration. Gilbert said there will be no zoning changes involved in the master plan. The completed master plan is due to be finished and presented by January, Honerlaw said.

Mount Healthy funeral home gets new director By Heidi Fallon

Stuart Snow’s career ambitions startled even his own family. “I knew when I was 12 I wanted to be in the funeral business,” Snow, now 44, said. “My family thought I’d lost my mind.” He put that dream aside, instead pursuing degrees in theology and counseling. After serving as a minister for 20 years at congregations in Ohio, West Virginia and South Carolina, Snow finally reawakened his dream. “It was my wife who urged me to go back to school and become a funeral director. “Now, here I am,” Snow said, sitting behind his desk

in his new Mount Healthy office. Snow became the managing partner three months ago at what will be renamed Neidhard Snow Funeral Home. Managing what is thought to be the oldest funeral home business in the state, Snow said he’s more than thrilled to be closer to family doing what he’s always wanted to do. Even though it’s a 45minute commute from his home in Fairborn, Snow said his new job brings him closer to where he grew up in Kenwood and much of his family still in the immediate area. “I always knew about Mount Healthy, but I had to do some research on the funeral home itself and it’s

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The Mount Healthy funeral home thought to be the oldest in the state has a new managing partner, Stuart Snow. Soon to be renamed Neidhard Snow Funeral Home, the staff includes Snow, left, joined by Andy Mullen and Allyson Gray-Stacey. history,” he said. Along with his pastoral experience, Snow also brings to the job his counseling background and his passion for music, especially Elvis. “I have been an Elvis impersonator, mainly because I admire his music and his voice,” Snow said. “I was able to serve a family recently singing a popular Elvis hymn at their request.” Since taking the job, Snow said he’s been getting

acquainted with the area, joining both the Mount Healthy and Colerain Township business associations, and the Kiwanis. Snow isn’t the only new face at Neidhard’s. Allyson Gray-Stacey, a Springfield Township resident, is the new office coordinator, for the nine-member staff. “I’m finally able to do what I’ve always wanted to do,” Snow said. “Not many people get a second chance at their life’s dream.”

Mom’s Club to hold open house event Aug. 11 Community Press Staff Report

We’ve all heard the saying, “being a mom is one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever love.” The Moms Offering Moms Support Club of Colerain is trying to help ease some of the stress for athome moms by offering support from other moms in the form of weekly meetups and social networking opportunities. MOMS Club International is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of at-home mothers. The Colerain Chapter is

open to part-time and fulltime at-home mothers in the northwest area of Cincinnati. The chapter sponsors a number of kid-friendly events each month including play dates, park days, ice cream socials, momsnight-out, and more. Most events are held during the day, when at-home moms most need to get the kids out of the house and socialize. The group also sponsors moms-nights-out, which are evening events. The MOMS Club of Colerain is having an open house to share more infor-

mation on their organization with any interested athome moms in the Colerain area. The Open House will feature a magic show by The Amazing Mr. Magic, Ron Frank. Mr. Magic will perform tricks that are tailored to children but are sure to delight all ages. Snacks will also be provided. “We are always looking to get the message out to stay-at-home moms that there is a great organization they can join to meet other moms and go to lots of kidfriendly events,” says Teresa Sierra, President of

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Health fair gets students, families ready for school

The Northwest Local School District is lending a hand to students and families preparing to go back to school. The HANDS (Health Assistance for Northwest District Schools) Health Center presents its 14th annual Health and Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Northwest High School, 10761 Pippin Road. The fair, open to youngsters who live in the Northwest district, features lots of free services for elementary age district residents, including physical exams, dental and vision exams and immunizations needed for the start of school. The Hamilton County Public Health Department will be administering immunizations between 9 a.m. and noon. Seventh-graders who need the new immunizations required by a change in state law can come to the high school from

More information The Health Assistance for Northwest District Schools Health Center began when the Northwest Local School District received a School-Based Health Center Planning Grant from the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati in spring 2000 that enabled the district to look into the health concerns of its students. After talking with many families and discovering their needs, the planning team applied for and was awarded a grant from the Health Foundation to start a school based health center at Taylor Elementary, 3135 Springdale Road. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Health Assistance for Northwest District Schools Center will set appointments for physicals and health screenings. Parents should call the center at 825-2532 to set up a time.

A school bus will run between the high school and Taylor Elementary School, 3173 Springdale Road, every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the fair. This gives parents a chance to go along on that first bus ride, which some children may find intimidating, according to Pauletta Crowley, administrative assistant for community and administrative services for the district. There will be about 50 local health, safety and community agencies at the fair and there will be interactive educational activities available. Last year, about 1,300 residents visited the fair. Families can get safety information from the police, sheriff and fire departments, get a free backto-school haircut courtesy of local hair stylists and pick up free school supplies. School starts Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the Northwest school district.


About 1,300 people filed through the hallways and cafeteria at Northwest High School at last year’s HANDS Health and Safety fair.


Jessica Jonovski has graduated from Villanova University with bachelor of science degrees in business administration and economics. • Brooke Baioni has graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. • David Dirr has graduated from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Dirr also is a graduate of La Salle High School and Miami University. • David Grotkin has graduated from Excelsior College with an associate of science degree. • The following students have graduated from Central State University: Sharday Brown, criminal justice; Brooke Clardy, intervention specialist; D’Mile Cunningham, business administration; Donnaya Elliott, business administration; Joshua Enoch, business administration; Kelvin Gaines, sociology; William Gaines, business administration; Jameel Peeples, broadcast media; Tina Reece, broadcast media; Rhaslyn Robb, English; Brittani Slade, broadcast media; Bruce Stewart, business administration; Theron Washington, business administration. • The following students have graduated from Cincinnati State Technical & Community College: Medhanei Abraha, associate of science; Asa Adriatico, culinary arts technology; Betheal Ande, pre-business administration; Angelica Bencosme, human services certificate; Julia Blanco, nursing - RN; Sara Blum, industrial design technology; La'Kiesha Bradley, associate of arts; Justin Bresnen, business management technology; Ambra Broadnax, marketing management technology; Brandi Bryant, marketing management technology and business management technology; Crystal Burton, nursing – LPN to RN; Patricia Canfield, accounting technology; Shirdette Carter, pre-business administration; Michael Craddock II, associate of arts; Charles Cummins, automotive service management technology; Tamra Davis, nursing – RN; Anthony Day, hotel management technology; Colin Dineen, respiratory care technology; Jodi Foppe, nursing – RN; Shalon Fulton, nursing – RN; Tonya Geans, marketing management technology; Jamel Givens, associate of arts; Daphne Godfrey, associate of arts and associate of science; Debra Goodwin, computer information systems technology; Shatonnah Green, practical nursing certificate; Latashia Harris, real estate technology; Ashley Huntley, associate of arts; Amberly Jackson, marketing management technology; Carl Jarmon, marketing management technology; Jennifer Judd, interpreter training program; Corrie Kief, marketing management technology and occuapational therapy assistant; Vikki Kimbrough, medical administrative assistant technology; Tiffany Kirksey, practical nursing certificate; Sara Kitaneh-White, international trade management technology;

Kathleen Kraft, nursing – RN; Mary Land, early childhood care and education program; Yuri Lazinsky, associate of science; Randall Lorenz, automotive service management technology; Michael Love, network administration technology; David Maina, accounting technology; Crystal Martin, nursing – RN; Michele Mescher, business management technology; Alexandra Miller, accounting technology; Eric Moore, business computer programming and database management; Chelsey Mullins, nursing – RN; Rasheda Murphy, business financial services technology; Keith Needham, associate of arts; Kevin Noonan, landscape horticulture technology; Fatima Penda, nursing – RN; Renita Pierce, surgical technology; Barbara Richison, integrative medical massage technology; Scott Roberts, associate of arts; Stacie Rothan, accounting technology; Jodie Schroeder, diagnostic medical sonography; Dariea Shorter, graphic design; Kelly Sims, landscape horticulture technology; Amanda Snow, practical nursing certificate; Chey Sok, associate of arts; Bonnie Suer, associate of science; Kear Walker, associate of arts; Keith Welsh, mechanical engineering technology-design; Ryan Welsh, associate of arts and prebusiness administration; and Brandi Wilkins, graphics imaging technology. • Michael Hundley has graduated from Denison University with a bachelor of science in biology. • Lisa Nutting has graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toledo with a bachelor of science in athletic training. Nutting passed the certification exam and will enter UT’s occupational therapy doctoral program in the fall. • Theresa Gratsch and Jessica Lade have graduated from Muskingum University. Gratsch received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology, while Lade earned a bachelor of science degree in conservation science/biology. • Kelly Kampschmidt has graduated from Butler University with a degree in pharmacy. • Brittany Baioni Woeste and Doug Woeste have graduated from Ohio State University. Baioni Woeste graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. Woeste graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.


Five Northwest High School graduates have received scholarships from Rumpke valued at $1,000. Rumpke is Northwest’s business partnerin-education. The Rumpke Sanitary Landfill Scholarship is given to a junior or senior at Northwest High School who has achieved overall success in high school and plans to pursue a career in engineering. This year’s scholarship winner is Carl Beimesche, who will attend Miami University as a botany major. The Rumpke Recycling Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who has excelled academically, ethically, in leadership and plans to pursue a marketing or businessrelated field in college. This year’s recipient is Andrew Henry, who will attend Miami Uni-

versity and major in accounting. The Rumpke Founders Scholarship is awarded to three juniors or seniors who have demonstrated achievement in scholastics, leadership and service. Nichole Gustafson, Kelli James and Mary Cassandra Norton are this year’s winners. Gustafson will attend Wooster College and major in biology. James will attend Hampton University and major in fashion merchandising. Norton will attend Ohio University to study English. • Miami University student Christian Adams received the Henry Kendall Memorial Scholarship for outstanding junior majors in geography during the department’s awards celebration. • Miami University junior Sarah Sterner has received the national Gilman Scholarship to be used toward expenses while studying abroad this fall. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is only for students who are currently on Pell Grants. Sterner, an international studies major, received $4,000 and will study in Amman, Jordan. • St. Bernard School has announced that six alumni have received college scholarships valued at $514,900: • Olivia Anhofer received an athletic scholarship from Indiana Tech, Century Scholarship and Engineering Freshman Scholastic Award from the University of Cincinnati, and Trustee’s Merit Scholarship from the University of Dayton, worth $116,500; • Alexandra Duell received a Trustee Scholarship and Academic Achievement Award from the College of Mount St. Joseph, worth $52,000. • Kathryn Markus received an Academic Achievement Award and Dean’s Scholarship from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and a Dean’s Scholarship from Ohio Northern University, worth $80,000. • Brittany Raterman received a Colerain Township Civic Association Scholarship Dean’s Scholarship, Sisters of Charity Scholarship, Academic Achievement Award and Sister Mary Lea Scholarship from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and a Parochial Gap Award from Thomas More College, worth $96,000; • Chelsea Wells received a Provost Scholarship from Ohio State University, Presidential Scholarship from Purdue University, University Scholarship from the University of Cincinnati and Provost Schoalrship from the University of Kentucky, worth $62,400; • Laura Yopder received an Academic Achievement Award and Presidential Scholarship from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and a Presidential Scholarship from Thomas More College. • Jamysa Porter has accepted a Buschmann Award from Xavier University. Porter is a graduate of Northwest Hills High School, where she was active in concert choir and the Business Professionals of America. The daughter of James and Jacqueline Porter, she plans to major in nursing. The Buschmann Award is based on a student’s record in high school. Amounts vary. • Timothy Gory, Marshall Grosardt, Timothy McMahon and Dennis Rapien, all recent LaSalle High School graduates, have received Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarships. The foundation annually donates $4,000 for scholarships to each of 10 local high schools. and allows each school to choose the recipients for the scholarships based on the school’s criteria.

Dean’s list

The following students were named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati: Zeresenai Abraha, Tammi Acree, Joshua Adams, Dominic Addai, Sean Addo, Ashley Agin, Hizam Akkawi, Jeffery Alborn, Joseph Allen, Tiera Allen, Alexander Allendorf, Paul Ambrosius, Jerome Anderson, Samuel Appiagyei, Mark Aquino, Emma Argo, Natalee Atkins, Kymbre Barrett, Corey Beasley, Davita Beasley, Alison Begley, Craig Behler, Desire Bennett, Janel Bergen, Laura Bergmann, Nicholas Bikas, Lauren Bischak, Laura Blake, Melissa Blum, Christina Boberg, Mary Boeddeker, Victoria Bolig, Mark Bordicks, Marcus Bradshaw, Jon Bragg, Clarence Brown, Danielle Brown, Jason Brown, Stephanie Brown, Steven Brown, Jamila Browning, Nicole Bruckmann, Emily Brunner, Tiffany Bryant, Karen Budke, Nga Bui, Angelina Bunch, Luke Burroughs, Craig Buschle, Abigail Butz, John Carpenter, Michael Carr, Nicholas Casch, Aluthgama Chandananda, Melissa Chavez, Tawanna Childs, Emily Christenson, Curtis Ciolino, Sheri Clark, Tiara Clark, Bethany Cole, India Cole, Ronald Coleman, Rebecca Collins, Montiel Cook, April Corcoran, Emily Cosker, Dominic Costanzo, Benjamin Cramer, Erin Crisp, Steven Crooker, Michael Cullum, Megan Damcevski, Patricia Davenport, Samantha Davenport, Ashley Davis, Eugenia Davis, Tia Davis, Trivia Davis, Nathan Day, Verkisha Dell, Joseph DePauw, Jesseka Do, Jon Doench, Lorain Drais, David Drake, Jamie Drout, Lauren DuPont, Cynthia Ebbeler, Jeanette Eder, Myeia Edmerson, Anna Eilers, Fauzia Ellis, Jake Fabrey, Anna Fahey, Brett Falhaber, Joseph Fay, Kyle Ficker, Seth Fillmore, Lauren Flick, Carmy Forney, Mary Fox, Krista Frank, William Frank, Elizabeth Freeman, Nicholas French, Alexandra Friend, Elexsis Fuller, Erin Fussinger, Monica Fussinger, Andrea Gaige, John Galvin, Brett Garrett, Shawn Garrett, Jeannette Gaynier, Alan Gebhardt, Rachel Geiger, Mary Genis, James Gentry, Amber Ghatani, Kevin Gibboney, John Gideon, Sarah Gill, Brad Girten, Aaron Golder, Andy Gorman, Megan Gossard, Joseph Graber, Ricardo Grant, Kali Gravett, Nicholas Gray, Daniel Greene, Amy Grider, Maria Groh, Mark Grooms, Alexandra Guiducci, Danielle Guild, Allison Hadley, Nicholas Hafele, Jane Haniefy, Muhammad Haq, Carla Harley, Ryan Harper, Richard Hayes, Mary Heck, Christopher Helferich, Morgan Helton, Jill Henderlight, David Henkel, Matthew Henrich, Anna Herrmann, Lauren Hicks, Alexander Higgins, Jared Hilgefort, Vicki Hill, Leslie Hiller, John Hillesheim, Jacqueline Hines, Jacob Hinnenkamp, Sydney Hodapp, Jason Hoffman, Whitney Holtgrefe, Erin Hood, Leah Houchins, Riley Houston, Anthony Howard, Darius Howard, David Huddleston, Bradley Humphries, Christine Huston, Alexander Jagoditz, Alice Jenkins, Marsha Jenkins, Anne Johansing, Ashley Jones, Paige Kapelis, Ben Katterjohn, Kyle Kauffung, Selamawit Kebede, Jacqueline Keller, Valrie Kelly, Sheressa Kelso, Joseph Kemphaus, Stephanie Kenning, Molly Kenton, Tina Kidd, Randall Knepp, Sara Knollman, Ashley Koch, Kevin Koch, Lauren Koch, David Kohli, Stephanie Krzynowek, Emily Laird, Brandi Lawson, Daniel Lawson, Kendra Leahy, Kylie Leahy, Melissa Leahy, Evan Leon, Jared Lindsey, Andrew Lintz, Danielle Lockard, Jennifer Looby, Colin Lozier, Joshua Lukas, Michelle Magyar, Katrina Malone, Sara Maratta, Greg Marck, Keiara Matthews, Michael Matthews, Anthony Maybury, Donna Mayfield, Stephanie Mazzella, Caitlin McCane, Briona McCoy, Liam McGuinness-Smyth, Heather McHone, Leah Meadows, John Memory, Jordan Menefield, Andrew Meng, Emmanuel Mensah, Lindsey Mercer, Marianne Mertz, Catherine Meter, Kristin Mikkelson, Tammy Miles, Jay Miller, Linda Miller, Rebecca Miller, Falayan Mitchell, Janet Mitchell, Kelly Moening, Rokaia Mohamed, Robert Mohan, Sarah Monroe, Emily Morgan, Ebonne Morrison, David Mosure, Nick Mueller, Jeauette Murphy, Vicki Murray, Elizabeth Mutters, Logan Naber, Paul Neal, Sarah Neal, Keith Needham, Leah Neiheisel, Michelle Nelson, Tiersa Nelson, James Nerswick, Sean Newton, Hong-Ngoc Nguyen, Peter Nguyen, Trinh

Nguyen, Andrew Nichols, Tracie Nichols, Thomas Niehaus, Nicholas Nielsen, Joseph Niemann, April Nordman, Francis Oduro Kwarteng, Nicole Oehler, Festus Okai, Bradley Okel, Brandon Okel, Eric Opoku, Kwabena Osei, Allison Ossege, Jeffrey Overbeck, Andrew Palassis, Tracy Pankey, Lyonel Pearce, Samuel Pearson, Christopher Pelfrey, Ashley Persohn, Jason Pittinger, Benjamin Pitz, Joseph Placke, Joseph Porter, Latoya Price, Nathaniel Pugh, Kyle Raabe, Sifat Rahman, Donté Ramsey, Rachel Ramsey, Malini Ramudit, Amanda Rauscher, James Reed, Michael Reed, Christine Reeves, Matthew Regnold, Lara Reid, Michael Reuter, Joseph Reynolds, Shenae Reynolds, Michael Richardson, Michael Richter, Alissa Riessinger, Kimberly Rife, Melissa Ring, Lohren Robbins, Denise Roberts, Nicole Roehrich, David Roell, Brittany Roesel, Daniel Rogers, Jordan Rolfes, Phillip Ross, Kayla Roush, Elyse Rudemiller, Nicholas Rudemiller, Ashley Runck, Andrea Russo, Krystine Salyers, Lindsey Sanders, Jackson Sawyer, Timothy Schafermeyer, Michael Scheidt, Bryan Schinaman, Kalli Schmetzer, Mollie Schmidt, Lauren Schmitz, Traci Schnur, Elaine Schomaker, Michele Schroder, Matthew Schroeder, Kristen Schulte, Victoria Scott, Alexander Scudder, Jeremiah Seibert, Tyler Sexton, Lauren Sheppard, Francine Shesko, Nicholas Siegel, Thomas Skeen, Holly Skiba, Mark Slye, Benjamin Smith, Hannah Smith, Shauna Smith, Cherie Solomon, Justin Spalding, Jennifer Spicker, Andrew St. George, Kelley Stephens, Eric Stock, Samantha Stoecklin, Laura Stoehr, Elizabeth Stone, Lisa Stone, Justin Streicher, Kara Stricker, Gregory Szczublewski, Cheick Tall, Ebonee Taylor, Hope Taylor, Micah Taylor, Jason Tedtman, Alice Tennenbaum, Karen Thoma, Timothy Thoma, Ebony Thomas, Sandra Thomas, Stephen Tinch, Christopher Toelke, Kevin Tonnis, Andrea Trachsel, Ebony Trimble, Tiara Turner, Christine Uhlenbrock, Alison Ulanski, Elizabeth Urban, Rachel Villanueva, Michael Viltro, Kristen Vogt, Akshay Wadekar, Jennifer Waldeck, Carlisa Waldman, Larry Walker II, Chasei Wallace, Sarah Walterman, Alexandra Warner, Jasma Warner, Jamie Webb, Daniel Weber, Zachary Weber, Jaime Weckenbrock, Craig Welsh, Rachael Wermuth, Robert Wilcox, Amy Wilker, Laurian Williams, Jessica Wilson, Kurt Windisch, Caroline Wissemeier, Daniel Wissemeier, Dawit Woldemariam, Susan Wolterman, Belinda Woods, Patricia Wortman, Maura Wottreng, Peggy Wright, Peter Wright, Sara Wyenandt, Amber Young, Melissa Zapf and Jennifer Zerhusen. • Michelle Ball, Jessica Diefenbacher and Kyle Nickson were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Findlay. Diefenbacher earned a 4.0 grade-point average. • Michael Bardo and Kristina Hayes were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Akron. • Angela Bruzina and Jennifer Miller were named to the spring session dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College. • Melinda Castels, Samuel Kolis and Sarah Miller were named to the annual dean’s list at Otterbein College. To be named to the list, a student must carry at least 45 quarter hours during the academic year with a grade-point average of at least 3.6. • The following students were named to the spring dean’s list at Ohio University: Kellie Asmus, Kyla Boertlein, Casey Bommer, Kelly Braun, Christopher Brausch, Amanda Fehring, Sarah Grothjan, Mariah Harden, Mary Hautman, Kaitlin Kent, Alyse Kordenbrock, Alexander Kummer, Bradley Kummer, Sara Lorenz, Bradley Maisch, Shannon Miranda, Jane Mitchell, Casey Ochoa, Kara Patterson, Thomas Raabe, Robin Tracy, Frank Trotta, Jacqueline Wurzelbacher, Chelsea Wylie and Michael Young.


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Mitesh Oswal, left, and John Vennemeyer use dry ice to demonstrate how magnesium burns in the presence of carbon dioxide as the class watches.

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Russo’s runners eye state run

By Tony Meale

The time is now for the La Salle High School cross country team. The Lancers return five of their top seven runners from a team that has advanced to state each of the last two years. They’ll be led by senior Travis Hawes. “He’s got the ability,” Lancer head coach Frank Russo said, “to be a top-five state finalist and could finish as high as second to (Mason senior) Zach Wills.” Hawes finished 12th at the state championships as a freshman and was GCL-South


Colerain High School senior Craig Sulken leads the Cardinals’ cross country team this season.

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Runner of the Year as a sophomore. Last season, however, he struggled through injury and illness – and he wasn’t alone. Senior Ethan Bokeno, among others, also missed significant time. “It’s no secret,” Russo said. “The last two years, (the problem) hasn’t been our talent. It’s been our ability to stay healthy.” If the Lancers can avoid injury, Russo said his team has a legitimate shot at a state championship. Along with Hawes, a five-time state-qualifier, and Bokeno, a four time-state qualifier, La Salle returns seniors Kevin Kluesener and Matt Nie, as well as sophomore Jacob McNamara. Juniors Clayton Cardinal, Drew Michel and Marc Nie also figure to be in the mix. “We’ve got great talent in front and great depth in back,” Russo said. “We’re hoping to get some young guys contributing.” La Salle has been


La Salle High School senior Ethan Bokeno is one of a number of returning runners for the Lancer cross country team this season. arguably the most consistent program in Ohio over the last 15 years, advancing to state all but two years since 1996. From 2000 to 2006, the Lancers won two state titles and had four state runner-up finishes. In 2007, the Lancers failed to qualify for state for the first time since 1998. La Salle returned to Scioto Downs each of the last two years but placed 15th and 16th, respectively; prior to

2008, Russo, who took over in 1983, hadn’t had a state team finish lower than 10th. “We’re trying to work on the intensity and quality of our work ethic,” Russo said. “We’re trying to get the guys to understand what it takes.” Russo, who has been pleased with his team’s summer workouts thus far, has motivated his runners by recounting tales of former Lancers who won state

titles and earned All-America status. “What separated those guys was their work ethic and their intensity,” Russo said. La Salle opens the season with the FinishTiming Invitational at Wilmington College Aug. 28. Other key meets include the Midwest Catholic Championship at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering Sept. 25 and the Midwest Meet of Champions at



Other runners to look out for...

Several other local runners return to action this fall: • Colerain will be led by senior Craig Sulken and junior Erik Tomczewski; the girls’ team will be led by seniors Allison Steinbeck, Sam Work, Marisel Lopez and Stacey Sulken • McAuley will be led by seniors Mallory Waters, Jennifer Beck and Colleen Flynn, junior Sarah Pierce and sophomore Brenna Silber • Northwest will be led by junior Jack Giblin; the girls’ team will be led by senior Megan Reed and junior Ashleigh Hobson, • Roger Bacon will be led by senior Matt Mondillo and juniors Alex Mathis, Tommy Foertmeyer and Nick Hoffman; the girls’ team will be led by seniors Emily Richmond, Kelsey Bickel and Allison Lawlor, as well as junior Cassie Lipp • St. Xavier, which finished second at state last year, will be led by seniors Jack Butler and Greg Sanders Hilliard Darby Oct. 2. The GCL Meet will be held at Rapid Run Park Oct. 16. La Salle has won league three of the last five years, most recently in 2008. “We’ve got a nice core group that has talent and a lot of varsity experience,” Russo said. “We’ll get our confidence from how well we prepare on a day-to-day basis.”

Kepley takes over St. X golf program By Tony Meale


St. Xavier High School seniors Smith Brinker, left, and George Rohde headline a Bomber golf team that won state in 2008 and finished runner-up in 2009.

After winning a state title in 2008 and finishing as state runner-up in 2009, the St. Xavier High School golf team will be without Brian Shircliff, a 1992 Bomber graduate who had coached the team since 1998. The program, however, is in safe hands. Alex Kepley, who served as Shircliff’s assistant the last six years, will assume the head coaching position. “Brian developed an incredible program,” said Kepley, who graduated from St. X in 1985. “I’m very excited and blessed to have this opportunity. Leading the team this

year are a pair of first-team all-league performers, seniors-to-be Smith Brinker and George Rohde. “They’ve had a very extensive summer tournament schedule and have had great success in the past,” Kepley said. “As seniors, they bring the experience of playing at the state championships. I look for them to be our anchors.” Other contributors will include seniors-to-be Brady Carlson, Nick Stenger and CJ Howitt, as well as juniors-to-be Jay Brockhoff, Nick Colvin, Alex Hannan, Lee House, Jack Mitchell and Jake Clements. Joey Arcuri, meanwhile, may be the top sophomore. “We’re lucky to have so many athletes at St. X who

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play golf,” Kepley said. “We’ve got a lot of guys with good potential.” Despite their dominance over the last two years, the Bombers haven’t won a league title since 2007, when they captured their fourth consecutive conference crown. Last season, St. X finished second in the state but third in the GCL-South. Kepley anticipates another tough season - not just in the league, but in the city as well. “Moeller, Elder, La Salle, Lakota East, Lakota West and I’m probably forgetting

some teams - have incredible players,” he said. Kepley added that his coaching philosophy is similar to that of his predecessor. “Like Brian, my emphasis is on the short game,” he said. “All the guys hit the ball a mile, and that’s great; but if you can’t put the ball in the hole, it doesn’t matter how far you hit it.” Kepley hopes for a return to the state championships but said the success of this season does not hinge on that. “You can’t control how other teams play,” he said. “If we do everything that we can to prepare and be effective and efficient so we minimize our mental mistakes, that’s all I can ask of these young men.”

Knights to contend; Lady Knights to rebuild By Tony Meale

The Northwest High School golf teams will be on divergent paths this season. The Lady Knights, which went 7-12 last year, graduated five seniors, including Heather McKee, a four-time all-league performer. Other departed grads are Stephanie Fisher, Nickie Gustafson, Samantha Baldrick and Cassie Norton. “Heather set the tone for those four years,” Lady Knights’ head coach Bob Goodridge said. This year, however, the girls’ team is inexperienced, with junior Brooke Power


Other golfers to look out for... Several other local golfers are set to hit the greens this fall: • Colerain will be led by junior Kyle Austin and seniors Alex Pietrosky and Jason Walker, while the Lady Cards feature juniors Taylor Smith and Madija Sandy and seniors Ashley Hughett, Alicia King and Kay Doxbeck. • La Salle will be led by seniors Michael Schmidt and John Burger, as well as sophomore Matt Wetterich. Schmidt was second-team allleague as a junior. being the top returner. “She’s a very good student, she’s involved in the

• McAuley will be led by seniors Michelle Schmidt and Lindsey Decher, as well as junior Alisha Wellman • Mount Healthy will be led by junior Patrick Roper and sophomore Bradley Williams • Roger Bacon will be led by seniors Alex Meyer, Brandon Davis and E.J. Weickert, as well as junior Nathan Frock • St. Xavier will be led by seniors Smith Brinker and George Rohde; the Bombers were state champions in 2008 and state runner-up in 2009 community and she’s the only girl who plays golf a little bit during the sum-

mer,” Goodridge said. Also returning are junior Dawn Schoonover and sophomore Tori Lutz. Newcomers include Kelly McKee, Destiny Bishop and Alex Roulef. “Competitively, we’re going to be at a disadvantage,” Goodridge said. “I tell the girls that we play the course – not the other teams. So hopefully we’ll get better as the season goes,” he said. The FAVC Girls’ Golf Championships will be at Fairfield Golf Club Sept. 21. Leading the boys’ team, meanwhile, are seniors Kyle Groene, a second-team allleague performer, John Lehmkuhl and Jake Keller-

man. “I expect them to be in the low 40s and putting up better numbers more consistently,” boys’ head coach Chris Wagner said. Also returning are junior Alex Obermeyer and sophomore Justin McKee. Wagner expects his team, which went 4-7 last year, to be more competitive. “We have guys who played on varsity as freshmen and sophomores, so our senior leadership should be great,” he said. “I expect more wins this year, and I expect our losses to be more competitive. I’m definitely excited about this season.”


La Salle High School senior John Burger is one of the Lancers’ top returners on the greens this year.

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McAuley High School junior runner Danielle Pfeifer shows off her thirdplace medal at state.

McAuley High School junior Danielle Pfeifer placed third in the 800-meter run at the state meet June 5 at Jesse Owens Stadium at The Ohio State University with a personal best time of 2:11.07. This record also broke the McAuley record for the 800, which had been previously set by Pfeifer herself. Pfeifer is also the leading runner on McAuley’s cross country team, and accrued other honors this spring including All-Ohio Runner, First Team Enquirer All-Star, GGCL Runner of the Year, and First Team GGCL.

In addition to running track and cross country for McAuley, she baby-sits part-time, is a member of McAuley’s Women in Medicine Program, is a class senator on Student Council, and is active in Key Club and Ambassadors Club. She is the daughter of Tim and Julie Pfeifer of Monfort Heights. Pfeifer’s track distance coach, Ron Russo, also McAuley’s cross country coach, was inducted into the LaRosa’s Hall of Fame June 27. Russo is beginning his second year as head coach at McAuley and 23rd year of coaching cross country.

He invited to the induction, which was at CET and broadcast live, Danielle and fellow cross country captain Mallory Waters, who played key roles in last year’s team advancing to the regional finals. Russo, who formerly coached at Colerain High School, is enjoying his coaching experience at McAuley. “We certainly believe that we are beginning to see collective performances that we feel will elevate the program to one of the best in the state... and, we expect to make that a year-in-and-year-out goal,” he said.

“Last year, we were ranked 17th at the end regular season in the state coaches poll,” said Russo. “So, we began to catch a lot of people’s attention throughout the season. We expect to continue to build this program into something very special that McAuley can be very proud of.” Russo’s brother, Frank Russo, who is in his 27th year of coaching cross country for LaSalle High School, was also inducted into the LaRosa’s Hall of Fame. They are the first cross country coaches to ever receive this distinction.

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Concussion testing

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• Named Player of the Year in the FAVC league 2008. • First Team All-American All-Conference (four years). • Southwest Ohio District Girls Golf tournament (two years). • Finish ninth in sectional tournament 2008 (qualifying for District – first ever in HS history). • Finish third in sectional tournament 2009 (qualifying for District – back-to-back appearance). • Placed 10th in the All City rankings 2007. • Placed sixth in the All City rankings 2008. • Named Northwest Press Sports Woman of the Year in 2009. • Named Cincinnati Enquirer First Team All-Star 2006.

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The Northwest Press is taking a look at fall sports by putting the spotlight on select high school teams as a first glance at the season, with more coverage to come on other schools. Expect to see coverage on the following dates: Aug. 4 – Golf and cross country Aug. 11 – Volleyball and girls’ tennis Aug. 18 – Boys’ and girls’ soccer Aug. 25 – Football, all inclusive

In 58 innings, he allowed opponents just 51 hits for a .229 batting average and totaled 55 strikeouts and just 15 walks. In four SCAC regular season games, he didn't allow a run in 18 1/3 innings while posting a 4-0 record and allowing just nine hits with 18 strikeouts.

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• Named Southwest Ohio District Girls Golf Second Team 2008. • Named Southwest Ohio District Girls Golf Honorable Mention 2009. • Ohio Optimist Qualifier tournament (four years). • Ohio Westfield Qualifier tournament (four years). • Hamilton County Park Championship (four years). • Jr. Girls Metropolitan Championship (four years). • Ohio Junior World Qualifier tournament (one year). • Southern Ohio Jr. PGA Tour (one year). Academically, McKee was in the Northwest honors programs, on the United Knights Council, Student Senate, orchestra and was an elected member of the National Society of High School Scholars.


MAKE WAY FOR THE NEW OWNERS When it comes time to sell your house, it’s often hard to say goodbye to your old home that is filled with so many happy memories. But in order to attract a new buyer, you will need to emotionally let go of your old nest and make room for someone new to live there. To make the transition, start by packing up all your personal mementos: family photos, team trophies and kid’s artwork. Store extra toys, worn furniture, out of season clothing, and anything not essential for daily living. Refresh your walls with a new neutral color and, if necessary, move the furniture around to create a fresh inviting environment. Put out a brand new welcome mat and have a candy dish and fresh flowers on a table inside the front door. Now you are ready to present your residence as a model home - beautiful, but most importantly --- impersonal. This will make it easier for prospective buyers to imagine themselves settling into their new home, placing their furniture and making it their own Think of yourselves as temporary caretakers who can’t wait to hand over the keys to the new owner. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 28 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, contact Mark Schupp at Star One Realtors. Please call me at 385-0900 (office) or 385-0035 (home) or visit my website: CE-0000410640

Four Ohio high school golfers have qualified to compete in mid-July at the Junior World Golf Championship at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego: George Rohde III of Mount Lookout, Thomas Rooney of Loveland, Jordan Day of West Chester and Caleb Wolters of Centerville. They defeated more than 100 golfers at the Ohio Junior Qualifier in the 15 to 17 year old age bracket to secure a spot in the 2010 International Tournament. Rooney shot even par to lead all scoring. Rohde, Day and Wolters scored one over par. In addition, Rohde, a member of the St. Xavier High School golf team and an incoming senior, was one of 153 amateur golfers nationally to qualify for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. In the 36-hole, June 21 qualifier event at Moundbuilders Country Club in Newark, Ohio, he shot four over par. The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be held from July 19 through July 24 at Egypt Valley Country Club near Grand Rapids, Mich.

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he voted for the health care reform legislation. When Nancy Pelosi said that Congress would have to “pass the health care Steve Chabot bill before we Community actually knew was in it,” Press guest what she wasn’t kidcolumnist ding. Unfortunately, the surprises keep coming. At the time, the pro-life community sounded the alarm that the legislation would be used to provide taxpayer-funding for abortions, despite the executive order that President Obama claimed would block such funding. Many in Congress, including Steve Driehaus, scoffed at that notion. Well, now, we find out the pro-


We recently had to deal with the passing of my father, and received support and help from family, friends and various professionals involved in that process. I wanted to mention and thank a couple of groups that were a big help. I needed to arrange a family luncheon to follow the funeral, and had only 48 hours to make it happen. I called the Mill Race Banquet Center (Winton Woods). Karie Wyatt met with us 15 minutes later and explained how they could accommodate us. From that point, Karie took care of everything, the room, food and privacy for the family. The luncheon went perfectly, and at a very reasonable price. The other group is Hospice of Cincinnati, truly angels on earth. They only worked with my family for a couple of weeks, but they did anything they possibly could to support us, and kept my Dad as comfortable as possible. I have spoken with others who have also used hospice, and everyone raves about the goodness of these people. This has to be one of the most difficult jobs you could do and they handle it with respect, professionalism and a genuine desire to help people through a difficult time. Thank you and God bless you all. Rick Morris Lakevalley Drive Colerain Township

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Is it OK that the township loses two hundred thousand dollars a year on the boondoggle Nathanael Greene Lodge? Apparently so, after all, Trustee Tracy Winkler’s daughter runs the lodge. When questions are asked, Judge Winkler, Tracy’s husband, steps in. Now we have a member of the VFW, whose organization meets at the lodge at a discount, telling us that it’s OK the Township looses money. The problem is the VFW member forgot to disclose that his daughter works at the Lodge. With Trustee (Tony) Upton’s son working for the township in the Public Services department whose boss is directly responsible for the lodge’s losses, whose sonin-law also works for the township, conveys a policy of friends and family need only apply. If you don’t believe it, ask the head of

the republican party, Alex Triantafilou, he got his wife a job with the township. Add the Nathanael Greene Lodge losses to the $2.7 million to Legacy Place white elephant and pretty soon we are talking real money. These losses also fall squarely on administrators shoulders who was recently rated, by trustees Upton and Winkler, as having very good financial management abilities. Apparently the administrator gets high marks for loosing money. I guess two plus two does equal five. Gary Dressler Sidney Road

RTL responds to Driehaus

Congressman Driehaus claims that Obama’s executive order prohibits tax-funded abortion in the federal health care bill. This is based on the Department of Health and Human Services’ statement after abortion funding was discovered in pre-existing condition insurance plans in Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Maryland. The Congressional Research Office has issued a report confirming that limits on taxpayer funding of abortions “would not appear to apply specifically to the funds made available for high-risk pools” and that the executive order “does not specifically address high-risk pools and the funds provided” in this bill. The health care bill also includes the Mikulski amendment that defines abortion as preventative care, further ensuring that insurance plans in the federal exchange will pay for them. It pays for abortions under the Indian Health Service program. The bill legislates $7 billion for the 1,250 federally funded Community Health Centers, not covered by Hyde Amendment abortion funding restrictions. Though some claim CHCs don’t offer abortion services, the Reproductive Health Access Project website gives how-to instructions. Finally, the bill has no conscience protections for health care workers and facilities that do not want to participate in abortions or other immoral practices – a fundamental human right. Pro-abortion bill … pro-abortion vote. Paula Westwood Executive Director Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati

life community was right. Several states attempted to establish insurance plans that would use federal tax dollars to pay for abortions using a section of the legislation that the non-partisan Congressional Research Service stated the executive order “does not specifically address.” As a result, abortions could be funded with tax dollars through such plans despite the executive order. It was only after pro-life advocates raised concerns that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) applied abortion restrictions to such plans. Unbelievably, when faced with direct evidence that the executive order wouldn’t block federal funding for abortions in this instance, Steve Driehaus argued the exact opposite in his column last weekthat the executive order is working. If Driehaus’ assertions were accurate, and President Obama’s executive order contained an

effective prohibition on taxpayerfunded abortions, there would be no need for HHS to take separate action in order to prevent abortions being funded with tax dollars under these insurance plans. Moreover, had Steve Driehaus and Bart Stupak kept their promise not to vote for health care reform if it provided tax dollars for abortions, there would be no need for this discussion at all. Unfortunately, that didn’t occur. As a result, we are faced with health care reform that lacks an effective prohibition on taxpayer-funded abortion. And no amount of rhetoric or glossy taxpayer-funded brochures from Steve Driehaus can change that fact. Also, it’s important to remember the other shortcomings in the Democrat’s massive power-grab in health care reform. It hurt seniors by cutting Medicare by more than $500 billion, it created $569 bil-





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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Northwest Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: northwestpress@ Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northwest Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. lion in new taxes and it could raise insurance premiums by as much as $2,100 annually on millions of Americans. We deserve better. Steve Chabot, a Republican, is a candidate for U. S. Representative for the 1st District.

Executive order on abortion is working Only a few months since the president signed the new health reform law, it is already clear that our work to prevent the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion is paying off. Before the House of Representatives cast its final vote for health care reform, I worked with other pro-life Democrats to secure a commitment from the president to sign an executive order clarifying and enforcing long-standing law banning the use of federal funds for abortion services. Even though executive orders carry the full force of law, opponents of reform who wanted to see the law fail have used the issue of abortion to launch political attacks, claiming that the executive order wasn’t worth the paper it was written on. Now that the executive order has been put to its first test, however, it’s clear that it is working precisely as promised. Earlier this month, concerns arose that staterun high-risk insurance pools in Pennsylvania and New Mexico could possibly cover elective abortion services. In response to these concerns, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(HHS) issued this clear and unequivocal statement: “As is the case with (Federal Employee Health Benefit) plans currently, Steve and with the Driehaus Affordable Care Act and the Community president’s relatPress guest ed Executive columnist Order more generally, in Pennsylvania and in all other states abortions will not be covered in the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) except in the cases of rape or incest, or where the life of the woman would be endangered.” While some pro-life groups distorted the situation in order to mislead the public, the facts simply aren’t on their side. According to the Associated Press, opponents of abortion have “scored a victory,” and the Catholic bishops welcomed the HHS announcement. On the other hand, NARAL ProChoice America, a leading advo-

cate for access to abortion services, called the decision “wrongheaded.” I made a commitment to ensure that no federal tax dollars would be used for abortion. That’s why I fought so hard for an executive order that is consistent with prolife values. There were doubts whether the executive order was strong enough to restrict that funding. With this application of the executive order, those doubts can be put to rest. The reform that I supported protects the unborn, and will support and foster the health and security of millions of others. That is a true success for a pro-life agenda that promotes life from conception until natural death. As more and more states implement high-risk pools, and as other provisions of the Affordable Care Act are implemented, the recent decision by HHS sets an important precedent and inspires confidence that health care reform protects the sanctity of life at all stages. Steve Driehaus is the U.S. House of Representative from the 1st District. Reach him at 513-684-2723; fax 4218722; or at

CH@TROOM July 28 question

What was your best summer job? Your worst? Why? “My favorite was working in a small grocery store in a little country town. It was enjoyable because I knew most of the customers and there were always interesting conversations about family, friends, etc.” B.N.

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“My one and only summer job was working at Kings Island its first and second season! Oh what fun. I enjoyed meeting all the guests that came to the park, plus other teen employees from different areas of Cincinnati – Anderson Township, Indian Hill, Wyoming, etc. Oh my gosh, not to mention that we got free admission to the park when we weren’t working.” C.A.S.

“My favorite job during the summer was working on the maintenance crew at a local golf course. I loved working outside and in the sun. It was also comical to watch the golfers (usually).” C.L.

“My favorite summer job is the one I’m working on right now – posting photos of my Great Lakes Road Trip to my website

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Driehaus has betrayed pro-life values Over the last week, Steve Driehaus used thousands of our tax dollars to send out glossy brochures and authored a guest column in this newspaper in a desperate attempt to convince us that he has not betrayed his prolife values. But actions speak louder than words. Driehaus supported Barack Obama, who’s virtually only appointed pro-choice judges. The very first vote Driehaus cast in Congress was to make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House – she has a 0 percent voting record with National Right to Life and 100 percent voting record with Planned Parenthood and NARAL. And the most troubling fact is that National Right to Life only scores Driehaus as voting for pro-life issues a shocking 33 percent of the time. Perhaps the biggest betrayal to the pro-life community was when

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called the Cheviot Maintenance Department. My first summer I worked at the old Cheviot incinerator on South Ropad (pre EPA days). “The garbage trucks would pull in, and I’d help rake the garbage into the incinerator. I couldn’t believe some of the useable items people threw away. Now, they’d probaby go to a charity. Several items made it to my dorm room. The second summer I drove around in a small dump truck picking up yard waste, old water heaters, etc. “It was hard work, but it gave me a good work ethic, a good paycheck for a college kid, and I got to work with a great group of guys.” S.R.S “Working at Kings Island after graduating from high school carpooling with my friends, even though we didn’t work in the same areas. It was fun because work didn’t seem like work, and knowing that it was just a ‘summer job’ before starting college.” S.B.T.


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Another group of teens was learning the Kaiser Monel, a traditional dance, during German friendship camp at the Donauschwaben Society.

Joe Ludwig, right, gives a history lessons about the Donauschwaben on a large "Heimatin der Ferne" or diorama that he built with Joe Haag.

Wie gehts? Everyone was just fine during a recent youth friendship camp out – Jugendfreundschaftslager – hosted by the Donauschwaben Society of Cincinnati in Colerain Township for visiting German-American youth group organizations from across the Midwest. The three-day-long event included a historical tour of Cincinnati, a day of making traditional foods such as Schnitzel, Apfel Bitte, an apple pastry, making and traditional homemade soap. The teens also learned some traditional songs and dances and had some impromptu history lessons about the Donauschwaben as well. Photos by Tony Jones/Staff

You have to break some eggs if you want to make schnitzel. From left, James Bilstein, Kelly Klass and Maria Krist work in the Donauschwaben kitchen during the weekend youth camp.

Ashley Mittchell from St. Louis, Mo., and Lindsey Decher from Colerain Township get a fun Apfel Bitte-making lesson from 88-year-old Austrian born Eva Konrad from Green Township during the youth friendship camp at the Colerain Township Donauschwaben Society.

Left, Lexi Perner and James Bildstein carefully place a just-breaded Schnitzel on a piece of parchment paper to cook later for dinner.

As one group was learning to dance anotther was learning to cook at a weekend event at the Donauschwaben Society of Cincinnati in Colerain Township.

Left, Bob Pejsa of Cleveland teaches Alex Kurzhalsof White Oak the fine art of making Schnitzel during the weekend youth friendship camp at the Donauschwaben Society in Colerain Township.

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Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills. Westside Neighborhood 912 Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Branch Library, 7 Endicott St., The group’s goal is to educate the public about the Constitution, government and the impact of government policies on the lives of citizens. Includes discussing constitutional matters, current events, and avenues of citizen activism. Free. Presented by Cincinnati 912 Project. 598-5856; Greenhills.


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township. Line Dancing, 6-8 p.m., Pleasant Hill Academy, 1350 North Bend Road, Learn latest moves including the Mary J. Blige, the Odyssey and more. Wear workout clothes and bring towel. No hard-soled shoes. Water available for $1. Individual lessons available upon request. Jerome Parker, instructor. Ages 25 and up. $2. Presented by JMC Entertainment Line Dancers. 616-8855. College Hill.


Farm Market of College Hill, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Parking Lot. Local produce and home-produced food. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 542-0007; College Hill.


Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, Park. Big-band music by Ohio Military Band. Free. Presented by Springfield Township. 522-1410. Finneytown.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6624569. Monfort Heights.


Rockin’ George Lavinge, 9 p.m., Marty’s Hops & Vines, 6110 Hamilton Ave., Free. 681-4222; College Hill.


Nature Crafts Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Small charge for each craft. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Starfire Bowl-A-Thon, 710 p.m., Brentwood Bowl, 9176 Winton Road, Includes unlimited bowling and Skyline Chili coney. Benefits Starfire Council. $30. 281-2100; Springfield Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 7


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Colerain Township.



Nature Crafts Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Visitors make nature crafts to take home. Choice of six. Small charge for each craft. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 6


Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Greenhills.

St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave., Games, rides, booths, entertainment and food. Beer with wristband and ID. 541-5560. Mount Airy. Smooth Jazz in the Park Festival, 6-11 p.m., Central Park - Forest Park, Winton and Waycross roads, Kidz Art of Jazz 6-8 p.m. Music by Joe Johnson, saxophonist, fo/mo/deep and the Blue Wisp’s Young Lions. Visual arts performance by artist Gilbert Young. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic. Concessions available. No grilling, alcohol or pets. Free. Presented by Project ArtReach. 522-0200; Forest Park.


Sleepy and Tracy, 9 p.m., Marty’s Hops & Vines, 6110 Hamilton Ave., 681-4222; College Hill.


Nature Crafts Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Small charge for each craft. 521-7275; Colerain Township. The Amazing Summer Scavenging Race, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Families can hunt along the Parcours Trail. Prizes awarded. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

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Line Dance Outing, 4-8 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Park. Learn latest moves including the Mary J. Blige, the Odyssey and more. Wear workout clothes and bring towel. Food, drinks and activities for children. $8, $2 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. Presented by JMC Entertainment Line Dancers. 6168855. Colerain Township.


Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road, Call 821-7567 or 417-5052 if interested in reserving a space. 8254544. Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, A U G . 8

HEALTH / WELLNESS Mobile Mammography Van, 1-4 p.m., Word of Deliverance Family Life Center, 693 Fresno Road, Women ages 35 and up. Co-pays covered for those with insurance. Complete cost covered for those without insurance. Free. Appointment required. Presented by YWCA. 956-3729. Forest Park. HISTORIC SITES

German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Free, donations accepted. Presented by GermanAmerican Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.


Hanging Out with Berries, 6 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Find out what seeds and berries are hanging out along the Pin Oak Trail. Meet naturalist at trailhead. Free, parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. Animal Adventures, 1-3:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Learn about the animals that can be seen in the park. Live animals visit at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. M O N D A Y, A U G . 9

BUSINESS MEETINGS Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave., Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.


The annual St. Therese Little Flower Festival is 5:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 7, and 2-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at the church, 5560 Kirby Ave. Highlights include games, rides, booths, entertainment and food. For more information, call 5415560. Pictured at last year’s festival is Alaijah Colbert.


Partner Golf League, 2:30-5:45 p.m., Beech Creek Golf Course, 1831 Hudepohl Lane, Team of two play nine holes of golf each week and compete against other partners. $19. Registration required. 522-8700. Mount Healthy.

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You’re All Wet, 9 a.m.-noon, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Daily through Aug. 12. Includes canoeing, kayaking, fishing, creeking and exploration of a wetland. Ages 7-14. $150. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.



Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.


Avid Reader’s Cafe, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Adults. Free. 369-4478. Forest Park.


The Jonas Brothers perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Riverbend Music Center. The guest performer is Demi Lovato. Tickets are $99.50, $69.50 and $20 lawn. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

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Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Continues through Aug. 13. Theme is “All Aboard.” For children ages 311. Free. Presented by Our Lady of the Rosary Church of Greenhills. 825-8626, ext. 321. Greenhills.


Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp: Carnival Capers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Special guest: PCY Carnival. Daily through Aug. 13. Traditional camp activities. Pre and post camp care available. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $160, $130 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through Aug. 13. Traditional camp activities. Outdoor camp. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. Ages 12-14. $160, $130 members; deposit required. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley YMCA Preschool Camp: Under the Big Top, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through Aug. 13. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $105, $80 members. Registration required. 521-7112; Springfield Township. Traditional Day Camp: Flashback, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through Aug. 13. Themed weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Ages 0-5. $173, $142 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Pre-School Camps: Dino Dig, 9 a.m.-noon or 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through Aug. 13. Themed-weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Ages 3-5. Full day: $173, $142 members; half day: $89, $74 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 9234466. Groesbeck.

Handcrafted Greeting Cards Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Theme: Kids. All ages. $15, $10 township residents. Registration required. Presented by Springfield Township. 385-1637; Springfield Township.


Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Just One More, 7511 Hamilton Ave., Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.


Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; North College Hill.


Portable Production Video Workshop, 6:30-9 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Daily through Aug. 12. Everything you need to know to produce your own program. Highlights include DV camcorder etiquette and usage, optimal audio in small spaces, portable three-point lighting and shot composition. $50, $25 residents. Registration required. 825-2429; Forest Park.

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White Oak-Monfort Heights Kiwanis Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. 3853780. Green Township.


Round Dancing with D and C, 7-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane, Round Dancing with Cuers: Dick & Cinda Reinhart. Ballroom figures: waltz, twostep, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Music by Corky’s Old Time Rock and Roll. With the Funny Companie Clowns and Greyhound Adoption. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 851-2856. Greenhills.

NATURE Little Tyke Hike, 11 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, “Going on a Bear Hunt.” Forest hike along the Great Oaks Trail. Dress for weather. Ages 3-6 with adult. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club hosts its 50th Annual Flying Circus from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8, at the Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton. The radio control model air show will include such aircraft as a space shuttle, World War I and II planes engaged in battles, and Sponge Bob and Harry Potter taking to the air. For information, visit or call 608-8521.


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Here are ten rules for being human Father Lou is off this week. The Community Press is running a column that was orginally published Jan. 3, 2007.

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or dislike it, but it’s yours for life. Make friends with it, respect it, and listen to it. Your body always tells you many truths about yourself. 2. There are no mistakes, only lessons. You are made to grow, and growth is a process of trial and error, learning, and moving on. The pains of past failures are even more a teacher than the joys of gains and successes. Live and learn! 3. A lesson will be repeated until it is learned. Realize that

you cannot keep performing the same behavior and expect different results. Who, or whatever, hurts you and goes against your true growth, let go of and move on. Wise up! 4. The most important things in life are loving relationships. Your Creator’s initial advice was, “It is not good to be alone.” That was not advice against enjoying solitude but a warning about being unconnected and emotionally alone. Being in orbit around your own ego makes a mighty small world and a selfish person. Care about others! Learn to love! 5. Other people can serve as mirrors. The significant traits you like or despise about another per-

son frequently reflect something unconscious you like or despise about yourself - but which you find it hard to admit. Know thyself! 6. Whether it’s a place or a time of life, “there” is not always better than “here.” Too often the best seems to be happening “there.” But if you get “there” it then becomes a “here” and you will likely yearn for another “there” that seems better than “here.” Don’t always be living looking at a “there.” Always appreciate the “here,” the “now!” 7. Every human person has many aspects: body, soul, mind and heart. Leaving any part of yourself undeveloped produces a lop-sided and unfulfilled

person. To the extent that you develop all the parts of your humanness makes your life either a work of art or a blurred picture. Become more whole! 8. The most wonderful part of you lies deep within. It’s called “soul,” or “core,” or “true self.” It starts talking to you the loudest in the second half of your life. If you listen, it will impart wisdom, truths, and exquisite understanding you’ve never had before. If you don’t listen, you’ll miss the meaning of your life. Don’t be afraid to reflect! To listen! 9. You create your own climate. That’s because of the power of the thoughts you entertain, the attitudes you keep, the choices you make. Gripe and think nega-

tively and your life will always Father Lou be overcast and Guntzelman dark. Appreciate, and you’ll Perspectives start noticing the many good things you have. You get the emotional climate you develop. Why rain on yourself? 10. There are many “important” things in this life, and there are a few things that are really “essential.” Never, never exchange the essential for the important. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Be careful before purchasing appliance warranty I’m seeing more and more companies these days offering warranties that claim to cover all your home appliances. But, is it a good idea to sign up, or are you better off saving your money and just paying for repairs as needed? It’s not unusual to find a whole house appliance warranty offered by the seller when you looking to buy an existing house. Now some national firms, and even some local appliance repair shops, have begun offering this to all. Sherri Burton of Amelia received an ad from a national company for such a warranty for about $40 a

m o n t h and said it looked like a great deal. “ I f something w e n t w r o n g Howard Ain you were Hey Howard! to contact them and you got a claim number. I guess they subcontract. They would come out here. I would pay a $75 deductible,” said Burton. Soon after signing up she encountered a problem with her stove and called, but was very surprised at the response she received. “Bottom line, they didn’t

want to fix it. They just wanted to replace a knob and then, if something else went wrong, they’d have to come back here and fix it,” she said. Burton had to pay the $75 deductible but says she just went out and bought a new stove. Next, Burton’s furnace started making a lot of noise so she again called the warranty company. A repairman came out but, “He said as long as the furnace was running he can’t do anything. It has to not be running,” she said. The furnace then started overheating so she called again. “He turned the furnace

on and said, ‘As long as the furnace is running there’s nothing I can do.’ I said, ‘Would you like a Coke because after it kicks on the second or third time it’s going to overheat?’ Well, it did,” said Burton. Burton was then told the repairman couldn’t fix the furnace because he couldn’t get parts since it was too old. But now, in the warm summer weather, the air conditioner is also overheating so she can’t get her house cool. “I thought it was going to be a great company for $40 a month, $75 deductible,” said Burton. “It’s about saving me money, but appar-

ently it’s about making them money.” The company wouldn’t respond to my phone calls so I had Burton file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. The company has responded to complaints filed with the bureau. After Burton filed her complaint, the warranty company sent out another repairman to check the furnace. He found the problem was with the blower motor and it had to be replaced. Burton had to pay $500, but the new motor solved the problem. Now Burton is trying to get back that $500 from the warranty compa-

ny. The Better Business Bureau says it’s received about 700 complaints about this company from people who say the firm would not pay for needed repairs. In response, the company says consumers need to read the contract thoroughly and fully understand exactly what’s included and what’s excluded. Bottom line, you need to be very careful before agreeing to any of these warranties. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Rub shoulders with old-fashioned pork barbeque Rita’s do-ahead marinated slaw

Our little flock of chickens has one less member today. And it’s my fault. L a s t Rita night, I Heikenfeld forgot to Rita’s kitchen lock the chickens in their pen. This morning, when I went out to feed them, I saw a trail of white feathers leading down to the river bank. Not a good sign – I immediately thought “raccoons.” And that’s how our only white feathered hen, “Whitey,” as the kids called her, met her untimely demise. So you can understand when I say I just don’t feel like sharing any recipes today for, you guessed it: chicken.

Easy pork shoulder for barbeque

There’s an old-fashioned type of meat that folks are starting to rediscover. It’s fresh pork shoulder (and when it’s smoked it’s sometimes called cottage ham or smoked pork butt). I use it to make goetta since it has a nice layer of fat which keeps the goetta moist. (See sidebar on Glier’s Goettafest.) I also use it to make barbeque. It’s so delicious that I’ll save some of the roasted pork to serve for supper before I make the barbecue,


This is delicious with the barbecue, and a bit different than the norm.


Combine and set aside while making dressing: 6-8 cups shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix 2 carrots, sliced thin or shredded 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped


Bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or so, until slightly thickened: 1 cup sugar 1 cup cider vinegar 1 ⁄2 cup water 2 teaspoons mustard seed (optional but good) or 1 ⁄2 teaspoon celery seed (also optional)

Rita picking berries at her elderberry bush. and serve it with boiled noodles. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Score the fat on top of a boneless pork shoulder, about 5 to 7 pounds. Season with salt and pepper and place, fat side up, in a Dutch oven or roasting pan with about a cup of water. Roast until some of the fat has melted, about an hour. Remove pan and reduce temperature to 350 degrees.


Tightly cover pan with foil or a lid. Cook about three to four hours more, or until meat is tender enough to shred with forks. When cool enough to handle, remove fat if you want and shred meat into bite size pieces. This freezes well. To serve, stir in favorite barbecue sauce to taste, and heat until hot throughout.

Pour dressing over cabbage mixture. Cover and refrigerate four hours or overnight. Stir before serving.

Tips from Rita’s garden

Harvesting basil: Be sure and snip the flower heads that are forming on basil. Otherwise, energy will go into the flowers and seeds, and leaf production will suffer. The flowers of all culinary herbs are edible. (I do let one plant go to seed for next year’s crop). Roasted whole plum tomatoes: These make a

delicious sauce for pasta. You can also freeze them up to six months. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss tomatoes with a bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Lay in single layer on rimmed baking sheets. If you have some fresh thyme, tuck several sprigs in between the tomatoes. Bake until they burst, about 45 to 60 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Let cool, then coarsely chop.

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Salsa verde at Rincon Mexicano restaurant in Eastgate. For Denise Martinez. “I have tried several different recipes and can’t seem to duplicate the one at Rincon.” Applespice Junction’s chicken tortilla soup. For Amy. “I cannot figure out how to duplicate this chain restaurant’s soup.” She said it has a little spice flavor, and thicker than other chicken tortilla soups. The Polo Grille’s corn and tomato salsa and Bravo!’s original focaccia bread and dipping oil. For Jane in Montgomery. She said the salsa looked pretty simple with roasted corn, tomatoes, garlic salt. “So good.” And about Bravo!’s focaccia, Jane said they changed their recipe and it’s not nearly as good as the original, which she thinks may have had mashed potatoes in it. Like Panera Bread’s black bean soup. For MaryAlice Staats, a Forest Hills Journal reader. “There


The 10th annual Glier’s Goettafest will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 6-8, at Newport’s Riverfront Levee, just down the steps from the Newport Aquarium. Look for the return of the popular Goetta Toss and the Goetta Slide games. Proceeds from the games will go to the Covington charity, Welcome House. Also be sure to check out for menu and entertainment listings.


Rita clips the blooms off fresh basil to keep the plant focused on its leaves. are a couple in some of my cookbooks but none that compare with theirs. Any help would be appreciated.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


Northwest Press

August 4, 2010


Two Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

It’s dinner time at Booj’s Skinless Chicken, 5826 Cheviot Road. Correct answers came from Julia Denny, Gail Hallgath, Debbie Fales, Nancy Bruner, Pat Merfert, Joane Donnelly, Jake and Jamie Spears, Sandy Rouse, Mark Bruner, Mimi and Papa Threm, Emily, Megan and the boys, Ron and Erma, Annette, David and Yvonne Schmeusser, Kevin Chaney, Pat Wheeler, Alexandria Schnur, Joan and Jim Wilson, Victoria Dorn, Casey and Connor Cronin, Doug Pitman and Mary Bowling. Thanks for playing. See this week’s clue on A1.

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other adult Girl Scouts, they made 50 Wild Thing dolls and tote bags. They collected crayons, coloring books, toothbrushes, toothpaste, beanie babies, and baseball cards to give to the children staying at Bethany House. At the end of the project, both girls planned and implemented a “Where the Wild Things Are” party for all of the residents. Arnold hopes to help more people in need by organizing other similar projects in the future. Riccardi learned that she can accomplish large goals by breaking them down into

manageable parts. She also realized that small things, like knitting hats, can bring big smiles to those who need it. Arnold is a junior at McAuley High School. Involved in Girl Scouting for 11 years, she has earned the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. She has also been a program aide at camp and has held the office of patrol leader. Julie plans to pursue a career in nursing. Riccardi is a senior at Colerain High School. She has earned the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards.

Make a lifelong Friend from abroad. Enrich your family with Another culture. Now you can host a high school Exchange student (girl or boy) from France, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain, England, Japan, Brazil, Italy or other countries. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime!

Hanna from Norway, 16 yrs. Likes skiing, swimming, dancing And art. Hanna hopes to join A drama club while in the USA.


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Julie Arnold and Kathleen Riccardi received the esteemed Girl Scout Gold Award from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio this past May. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that Girls Scout ages 14 to 18 may earn. The steps for this award are chosen to help the Girl Scout develop skills, practice leadership, explore career possibilities, and learn more about herself. The final step in earning this award is the Gold Award Project. To achieve the Gold Award, candidates are required to complete 30 hours in a community leadership role, 40 hours of job shadowing and career exploration, and 65 hours in developing and leading the Gold Award project. A criterion for the project includes community involvement outside of the Girl Scout structure, being innovative, and project sustainability. For their project, Arnold and Riccardi provided items for Bethany House, a homeless shelter for women and children. From doing a previous service project, Arnold knew that the shelter was always in need of winter clothing and children's toys. She organized a garage sale to earn money to purchase supplies and Riccardi led a large book drive and purchased gently used books to give to Bethany House. With volunteer help from their school key club and

Klaus from Germany, 17 yrs. Loves camping and playing soccer. Klaus’ dream has been to spend a School year in the USA.

Terri Chialastri at 1-513-673-5793 Karen at 1-800-736-1760 (Toll Free) or email to Founded in 1976 ASSE International Student Exchange Program is a public benefit, non-profit organization.

Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy Health and Wellness Fair Free health screenings:

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Northwest Press


August 4, 2010

Cicada expert Kritsky has book on beekeeping “The Quest for the Perfect Hive� is the latest book published by author Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., a professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph. The book presents a lively history of beekeeping and incorporates material gathered over decades from all over the world. Kritsky depicts in detail the history of bee houses, protective gear, smokers and extrac-

tors. The book challenges beekeepers and researchers to utilize successful methods of Kritsky past beekeeping to help save the honey bees and the $16 billion industry that depends on these insects. He recently added to his

St. John’s Festival 5361 Dry Ridge Road - Colerain Township Friday, Aug. 13, 7 pm - midnight Saturday, Aug. 14, 6 pm - midnight Sunday, Aug. 15, 12 Noon - 10 pm

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repertoire the title of beekeeper at Spring Grove Cemetery, where Kritsky will be expanding beehives with plans to collect honey this fall. An internationally known entomologist, Kritsky has a long career as a teacher and scholar, which includes publishing over 150 papers and six books including “Periodical Cicadas: The Plague and the

An internationally known entomologist, Kritsky has a long career as a teacher and scholar, which includes publishing over 150 papers and six books including “Periodical Cicadas: The Plague and the Puzzle.� Puzzle,� a reflection of his 30-year study of the emergence of cicadas. He serves as the adjunct curator of entomology at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and editor-in-chief of American Entomologist, the magazine of the Entomology Society of America. In addition to his interest in entomology, Kritsky is well known for his research and writings on Charles

Darwin. He was invited to write the review paper on the nineteenth century entomological reaction to Charles Darwin for the 2008 Annual Review of Entomology, which is the most widely cited publication in the field. Kritsky resides in Delhi Township with his wife, Jessee Smith.


“The Quest for the Perfect Hive� is the latest book published by author and College of Mount St. Joseph biology professor Gene Kritsky.

Library introduces ‘Book Club to Go’ Book clubs will find all of the essentials for a thoughtful and hearty book discussion with Book Club to Go (BC2G), a new service from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Each thick-strapped, canvas bag includes 15 copies of the same title, a book summary and review, the author’s biography and list of published titles, dis-


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cussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and a customizable poster to display at the library or wherever the book club meets. “It’s designed to be a very easy and no cost way for book clubs, whether library-sponsored or in the community, to have access to a set of books to read and discuss,� said Angela Farmer, manager of the

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information and reference department and a member of the BC2G Planning Team. “The books are either repurposed from library initiatives like the Featured Book of the Month and On the Same Page Cincinnati, or they’re used books donated by the friends.� Twenty different titles are available, and an entire kit can be checked out to a single library card. The BC2G bag also includes an inventory sheet that makes it easy to keep track of everything and return the complete kit to any library location. There are no late fees or fines charged to the book

club member who checks out a kit, but he or she may receive a reminder phone call from the library if the kit has not been returned after four weeks. The library plans to regularly add new titles to the list of available kits. Request a BC2G bag from the Main Library or your neighborhood branch for your next book club meeting. Visit a library local near you or call 369-6900 for more information. For more information, visit

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August 4, 2010


All Withrow High School graduating classes – recent or long ago, are invited to the first Withrow Tiger Fest from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. This will be an all-class reunion, and a fundraiser for the Withrow music program. Just two Cincinnati schools have a marching band. Withrow can't take its band to “away” events because of the cost of transportation. Cost is $45 for adults 18 and older, $25 for 4-17 year-olds, and free to children 3 and under. Tickets include admission, parking, all-day picnic shelter with catered meal at 4 p.m., access to Sunlite Pool, all rides, playground, games, and all-day free soft drinks. To join in the fun, send check, payable to Tiger Fest c/o Treasurer, to Chairman Benny R. Lane, 9124 Silva Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45251. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with names and ages of those attending, plus phone numbers and e-mail address. This event is open to all Withrow graduates and their friends and families. For more information, contact Chairman Benny R. Lane at , or home phone 513-385-1839, or cell 513602-7873. Simon Kenton High School Class of 1975 is holding its 35-year reunion, Saturday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m. to midnight at St. Cecila Church, Independence, KY. The cost is $30 per person advance or $35 at the door for dinner, beer, soft drinks, music. For more information, please contact Dave Meenach at 859-356-6284. Oak Hills High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 3, at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Contact Chuck Eckert at for more information. Turpin High School class of 1980 is having its 30-year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Royal Oak Country Club. Visit for more information. Deer Park High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion Sept. 10 and 11. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, there will be a warm-up party at Chicken on the Run in Deer Park. Then at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, there will be a picnic and grill-out at the home of Shawn and Penny Sadler, 4753 Kugler Mill Road. For more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Husman 479-4965, or Marc Rouse at 378-9563. Amelia High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. Cost is $35 per person. Contact Amy

Children listen to Beth Luessen, a reference librarian at the Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, reads on its new storytime carpet. Through a Wal-Mart grant, the branch was able to purchase materials for its youngest patrons. In addition to the colorful carpet with its alphabet border, the branch purchased book displays reachable by small children, animal-shaped floor cushions, and a large activity cube for toddlers and babies. These new materials provide children with an environment that allows for the development of important skills such as hand-eye coordination, color recognition, and counting.

Goshen High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th year reunion from 7-11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at Receptions in Loveland. Contact Tina Creekmore Wiley at Twiley88@cinci.rr.con or by calling 265-0165 for more information and to purchase tickets. Deer Park High School Class of 1960 – is having its 50th reunion Sept. 24 and 25. Friday night is the homecoming football game. Alumni can tour the building and attend the game. At. 6 p.m. Saturday, dinner is planned at Double Tree Guest Suites, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. For more information, contact Sharon Ellis Neu at, or call 336-7850.


Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at


The Woodward High School Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at Hospice of the Miami Valley – is having a reunion for former staff members from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Partners in Prime Hamilton Center, 140 Ross Ave., Hamilton. From 1981 to 1995, the Hospice of the Miami Valley served thousands of patients and families in the Cincinnati area. Former staff members who are interested in attending, contact Patty Day at 504-8090, or The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

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Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm

Christ, the Prince of Peace

Justin and Holli Marie Bertsch Miss Holli Marie Kirby and Mr. Justin Thomas Bertsch were married on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nathanael Greene Lodge in Green Township, OH with a reception immediately following. Pastor Tim Kufeldt of Dayspring Church of God officiated. Mrs. Bertch is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Grant Kirby of Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Bertsch is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Warren Bertsch of Highland Heights, KY. Mrs. Amanda Baker, bride’s sister, attended the bride as her Matron of Honor. Jennifer Trushell, friend of the bride, was her Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were: Kelsey Bertsch, cousin of the groom, and Jamie Monell, friend of the groom. Sarah Specht, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl. Mr. Jeffrey Bertsch, groom’s brother, served as the Best Man. Groomsmen were: Mike Young, Adon Polatka, and Kyle Helton, friends of the groom. Ushers were: Geoff Carter and Joe Aylor, also friends of the groom. Dillon Baker and Seth Bertsch, nephews of the Bride and Groom, were the ring bearers. Following their honeymoon in Cancun, the couple will be residing in Cincinnati, OH.

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Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

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Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am

Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd

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7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You


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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725

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Northminster Presbyterian Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

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Jim and Adelma Dwertman were married on August 5, 1950 at St. Clements Church, St. Bernard, Ohio. A special celebration took place on the yacht, "Satisfaction", with their 3 children and spouses, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, as well as special friends in attandance. Formerly of St. Bernard, Ohio, the couple now resides in Erlanger, KY.

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8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am


United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available

Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry



HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

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Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

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HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553

Evendale Community Church 3270 Glendale-Milford Rd. 513-563-1044


Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

Pastor Bob Waugh

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook



703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

Sharonville United Methodist

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy


Sunday School 9:00 am Worship Service 10:15 am

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)


Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

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St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Phone: 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access


Sycamore High School Class of 1990 – 20-Year Reunion will be Saturday evening, Aug. 14 at the Oasis in Loveland. For more information and/or tickets please contact Betsy Warzon Rinehart at

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Grethel O’Leary at 752-0424, Barb Ramsey Merchant at 4743685 or Robin Ladrigan Iredale at 607-7071. Check out “1980 Amelia High School” on Facebook for more information.


The Taylor High School Class of 1990 is having its reunion at 7-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at The Mariner's Inn. The cost per person is $35. For more information, contact, Michelle (Holtman) Cordy at 2267609 or


St Paul - North College Hill

6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages


Northwest Press


August 4, 2010


Third-grader Katelynn Setters smiles in anticipation of her cut. PROVIDED.


Stylist Tara Zix and seventh-grader Sophie Meyer pose after the big cut.

Fourth-grader Katie Schreyer and stylist Donna Boehne were paired together at the Locks of Love event at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School.

Grace students donate hair to Locks


Our Lady of Grace’s youngest Locks of Love donor, kindergartener Maya Lee, is all smiles as she shows her donation.


Fifth-grader Hanna Schnieber donated 10 inches of hair.

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School recently hosted a Locks of Love event. Locks of Love is a nonprofit group that collects donated hair for hairpieces that are given to disadvan-

taged children suffering from natural or medical hair loss. The entire school assembled in the gymnasium to watch. Eighteen local stylists offered their services to cut

the hair of 41 donors, which in included 35 students, five parents and one teacher. Three other people donated their already cut hair. More than 440 inches of hair were donated.

Fifth-grader Elaine Feldman shows off the hair she had cut. PROVIDED.


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Fourth-grader Erin Cagle had her hair cut during in the Our Lady of Grace’s Locks of Love Day.


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August 4, 2010


Northern Hills Firefighters host golfing Whether your game is good, bad, great or you are a hacker at heart, some local firefighters want you to come out and play a round. Dust off the clubs, find the shoes and a lucky golf ball or two for the Northern Hills Firefighters Association 11th annual Nat Bond Golf Outing Friday, Aug. 27, at

Fairfield Golf Course, 2200 John Gray Road, Fairfield. “This event serves two purposes, the first is to raise awareness about the association which promotes fire education and protection for the citizens and firefighters of Springfield Township,” explained Steve Bien, association president. “The second is

to help us raise funds to help continue these important safety programs.” The outing begins with a shot gun start at 9 a.m. and continues scramble style for 18 holes sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Participants will enjoy breakfast and dinner, social and prizes at the end of the event

in the Fairfield Golf Course Lodge. Cost is $75 for a single, $300 for a foursome and $50 for a hole sponsorship. Contact the association for corporate sponsorships. Bien added the most important purpose of the outing is to bring together fire safety personnel with local residents and businesses for a

fun day of golf, prizes and fellowship. Sponsorships, Bien foursomes and donations are still being accepted for the outing. Contact the association at 521-4213, ext. 6432, or


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support.

Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-today non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the

patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary– The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or e-mail grutherford100@hot-

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Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:3011:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 4743100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by engaging in the Meals-on-Wheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888ACS-OHIO. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours also available. Call at 4874217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Charlene Raaker, coordinator of volunteer services at 5222661 or for volunteer opportunities.

Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Division of the March of Dimes – needs office volunteers. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, at 10806 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Contact Carol Panko at or call 769-3588. Inter Parish Ministry has a variety of volunteer jobs available – work in the Choice Pantry, help in the office, organize and sort clothing for client families or help with special events. Also needs volunteers to assist with its Elder Ministry program at a local nursing home. Volunteers help residents play bingo on Monday afternoons for about an hour. Contact Connie at 561-3932 or visit for more information. Lighthouse Youth Services – needs volunteer receptionist/development assistant three to five days a week in the morning. The development assistant will answer phones, greet visitors, manage the front desk, assist with mailings and other responsibilities as requested. Call Tynisha Worthy at 487-7151, e-mail The office is at 1501 Madison Road, second floor. Outreach Programs – Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs of Cincinnati Inc. provides community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, training, community outreach and substance abuse prevention training. Call 636-5459. Partners in Change – a new mentoring program for women offenders involved in the Hamilton County criminal justice system, is seeking mentors. Partners in Change, established by Talbert House and 10 other collaborative agencies throughout Cincinnati, trains women to become mentors. Based on individual preferences, a mentor can either be assigned to one woman, or participate in group mentoring. The purpose of this mentoring program is to identify the barriers that prevent women from achieving the goals of their re-entry plans. Contact Katie Baker at 872-5777 Ext. 269 or

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ProKids – ProKids trains volunteers to become CASAs – Court Appointed Special Advocates. Each CASA is assigned to a foster child, making sure the child is safe, that the child’s needs are met, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Most CASAs spend two to four hours a week on their case. Contact Glenna Miller at 281-2000, Ext. 101 or Visit St. Joseph Home – Opportunities available evenings and weekends to work with children and young adults with disabilities. Call 5632520, ext. 117. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – needs volunteers to assist with incoming social service phone requests. Responsibilities include assessing eligibility, scheduling appointments and offering alternate referrals as appropriate. Help is needed during regular office hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday–Friday, at SVDP’s headquarters at 1125 Bank St. Call 562-8841, ext. 233. Stepping Stones Center – for children and adults with disabilities needs volunteers for children’s summer day camp and for residential camps for children and adults. Programs are in on Given Road in Indian Hill and at Camp Allyn in Batavia. Ask about possible camp bus transportation available from community pick-up sites. Volunteers must be 13 and older. Camp sessions run from June 14 through August 13. Day camp is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers can choose flexible day schedules. Call Sarah Bosley, 831-4660, Ext. 26 or email United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Offers volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups. Visit Teens can join the Youth Action Council by calling 762-7159. Retirees and those ages 55 and older, call 7627180. For the United Way Young Leaders’ Society for ages 21-40, call 762-7176 or visit

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ceded in death by husband James Brandt. Services were July 29 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to: Christian Benevolent Association, 411 Western Row Road, Mason, OH 45040 or Christ Lutheran Church, 3301 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251.

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Stephen R. Furthmiller, 55, Finneytown, died July 13. He worked for Xerox in training and network support. He was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church and a Boy Scout troop leader. Survived by wife Ann Furthmiller; son Andy Furthmiller; mother Ruth Furthmiller; sisters Nancy (Tim) Reed, Carolyn (Tom) Frank; sistersin-law Laurel (Mel) Humes, Sara (Jim) Grillot; 10 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Ross Furthmiller. Services were July 19 at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Boy Scout Troop 857, c/o Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231 or the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, attn: Linda Reagan, 234 Goodman St., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Cecil Cross

Cecil Gene Cross, 79, Green Township, died July 26. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Unicorns, Venus and Mars, River Squares and Butler Squares Cross square dancing clubs. Survived by wife Frances Catanzaro Cross; children Richard (Patricia) Cross, Barbara (Kerry) Ernst; grandchildren Evan, Ashley, Jacob, Kaitlin; siblings Waldemer, Jim Cross, Fredna Cheek, Ruby Faulkn-

er; friends Elsie (Ed) Krebs, Marlene (Charles) Noble, Mark (the late Linda), Carmen, Angelo Catanzaro. Preceded in death by first wife Esther Wilhelm Cross, brother Ken Cross, friend Joseph Catanzaro. Services were July 30 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Delphia Farmer

Delphia Mays Farmer, 75, Colerain Township, died July 18. She was a seamstress for Hutch Sporting Goods. Survived by children Brenda Jackson, Stephen Farmer; sisters Dessie Ballew, Bonnie Estridge, Catherine Farley, Winnie Simpson; granddaughter Amanda Lee; greatgrandchildren Jordan, Braydon Spivey. Preceded in death by daughter Linda Thompson, granddaughter Vickie Lou. Services were July 21st at Radel Funeral Home.

Edward Forte

Edward N. Forte, 85, died July 23. He worked in personnel administration for the Internal Revenue Service. Survived by sons Anthony (Annette), Nicholas Forte; grandsons Dominic, Vincent Forte; sister Mary Therese Scott; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Mary Ann Forte, parents Enrico, Madalena Forte, siblings Philomena Robinson, Henry Forte. Services were July 30 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or Owen County Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 234, Owenton, KY 40359.

Stephen Furthmiller

Stephen R. Furthmiller, 55, Finneytown, died July 13. He worked for Xerox in training and network support. He was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church and a Boy Scout troop leader. Survived by wife Ann Furthmiller; son Andy Furthmiller; mother Ruth Furthmiller; sisters Nancy (Tim) Reed, Carolyn (Tom) Frank; sistersin-law Laurel (Mel) Humes, Sara (Jim) Grillot; 10 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Ross Furthmiller. Services were July 19 at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Boy Scout Troop 857, c/o Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231 or the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, attn: Linda Reagan, 234 Goodman St., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Rita Gallina

Rita Ross Gallina, 92, Green Township, died July 25. She was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Queen of Peace Court 2262, the Bridgetown Civic Association and Green Township Seniors. Gallina Survived by children Carol (Tom) Veirs, Judith (Ron) Oldfield, Angelo Jr. (Sandy), John, Anthony (Judy), Charles Gallina; sisters Ruth Zeiverink, Mary Schriber; 26 grandchildren; many

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great- and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Angelo Gallina Sr., brother Norbert Ross. Services were July 30 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Francis Heekin Jr.

Francis X. Heekin Jr., 60, Green Township, died July 25. He was a truck driver. Survived by father Francis X. Heekin Sr.; siblings Peter Heekin, Jane Ann Woulms; niece Katie Woulms. Preceded in death by mother Eleanor Heekin, sister Alice Lape. Services were July 29 at St. Joseph (New) Cemetery. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to La Salle High School.

Lawrence King

Lawrence R. King, 82, died July 24. He was a member of Nova Caesarea Harmony Masonic Lodge F&AM and the Scottish Rite. Survived by wife Phyllis King; children Brad (Annie), Jeff (Tina) King, Ann (Ed) Roberts; grandchildren Joshua (Caity), Matthew (Jennifer), Taylor King, Melissa (Jacob) King Gross, Abigail (Brad) King Kaiser, Kyle, Adam, Elizabeth Roberts, Steven O’Brien; siblings Robert (Wilma), James (Susanne) King, Joanne Stype; sisters-in-law Marilyn, Alice King. Preceded in death by wife Marilyn Jane King, brother William King. Services were July 31 at Mount Healthy Christian Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Mount Healthy Christian Church or the Salvation Army.

Mike King

David M. “Mike” King, 59, died July 23. He worked for the Pepsi Bottling Co. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era and a member of the National Rifle Association. Survived by wife Sandra Collett King; sons Christopher, David S. King; grandson Devin King; brothers Darrell, Daniel, Duane, Ron King. Preceded in death by parents Albert, Viola King. Services were July 27 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the Cleves Life Squad.

Rayburn Lowman

Rayburn Kent Lowman, 73, Green Township, died July 19. He was a member of the Hoffner Masonic Lodge. Survived by wife Shirley Lowman; daughter Sandy Lambdin; grandsons Travis, Troy; brother Mel Lowman; sister-in-law Diana Adams; nephew Brian Adams. Preceded in death by brother Ed Lowman. Services were July 22 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society Research Fund, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Anna Mae Luken

Anna Mae Cullen Luken, 89, White Oak, died July 29. Survived by grandchildren Joseph B. (Jennie) Jr., Michael (Kelli), Thomas (Debbie) Ruter, Mary Bellamy, Linda Maret; siblings Elaine (Paul) Mullenger, Donald (Margie) Cullen; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Luken, daughter Cecilia (Joseph) Ruter.


Services were Aug. 2 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Our Lady of Grace School Education Fund.

Joseph Monahan

Joseph E. Monahan, 75, Colerain Township, died July 27. Survived by wife Nancy Momoko; children Margie (Robert) Hunter, Thomas (Sally) Monahan, Patrick (Amy) Monahan, Theresa (Robert) Lachmann; grandchildren Amy, Bryan, Robert Hunter, Scott, Ryan, Tyler, Emily Monahan, Holly (Jason) Jones, Katherine, Kelsey Kangos, Paul, John Lachmann, Michelle (Daniel) Busch; siblings of John Monahan, Ruth (David) Rieder, Kathy Handley; sister-in-law Mary Jane Monahan. Preceded in death by brothers Eugene, William Monahan. Services were July 31 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Del Phelps

Delphia “Del” Davidson Phelps, 78, Colerain Township, died July 24. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband William Phelps; children Roy (Karen), Robin Cox, Catherine Black, Amy (James) Childress, Lisa Phelps (Darwin) Ridener, William (Valerie) Phelps Jr.; brother Roy (Sylvia) Davidson; 27 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Gary Cox, one grandchild, two great-grandchildren. Services were July 30 at Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Rascoe Smith

Rascoe J. Smith, 63, Forest Park, died July 23. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Cincinnati. Survived by wife Leonila Smith; children Catherine (Cezar) Polido, Elizabeth Smith (Jon) Pelaez, Rascoe (Nayeli) Jr., Ervin (Wendy) Smith; mother Adelaida Smith; siblings Johnie Smith Jr., Kathy (Amado) Mesina; 17 grandchildren. Preceded in death by father Johnie Smith, sister Mary Ann (Roger) Garanganao. Services were July 27 at St. John Neumann Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Daniel Zeinner

Daniel Zeinner, 48, Green Township, died July 26. He worked for Builders FirstSource. Survived by wife Kathleen Zeinner; daughters Abigail, Megan Zeinner; siblings Steve, Marcia Zeinner, Suzie Stanford. Preceded in death by parents Clarence, Claire Zeinner. Services were July 30 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to the Zeinner Girls Education Fund in care of Fifth Third Bank.




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POLICE REPORTS Cincinnati District 5 Arrests/citations

Dominic N. Smith, born 1986, criminal damaging or endangerment and domestic violence, 2667 W. North Bend Road, July 20. Lefteri G. Psihountakis, born 1986, domestic violence, 5346 Fox Road, July 21. Michael A. Carius, born 1968, excessive sound in motor vehicle, 5557 Colerain Ave., July 14. Nicole Durbin, born 1987, possession of open flask, 2631 Jessup Road, July 10. Pamela Wallace, born 1964, assault, 5322 Eastknoll Court, July 25. Stephen Beckhan, born 1982, possession of open flask, 5569 Kirby Ave., July 9. Tonette N. Sutton, born 1979, endangering child neglect and obstruction of official business, 5460 Bahama Terrace, July 24.

Colerain Township Arrests/Citations

Mercedez Brown, 20, 1707 Casey Drive, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 2. Tyanne Buchanan, 17, 5452 Colerain Ave., theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 2. James Burson, 39, 10201 September , disorderly conduct at 10201 September Drive, July 4. Brian Carrier, 20, 2566 Topeka Street, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., July 10. Brian Collier, 23, 3312 W. Galbraith Road, domestic violence at 3312 W. Galbraith Road, July 5. Christopher Cunningham, 18, 10264 October, drug paraphernalia at Dolomar and Cella, July 6. Jay Dillard, 26, 2391 Clovercrest, domestic violence at 2391 Clovercrest Drive, July 4. Robert Dixon, 23, 5928 Hamilton , drug possession at Springdale and Sunbright, July 11. George Evans, 28, 3380 Niagara , assault at Loralinda Drive, July 18. Gregory Evans, 37, 2461 Aquarius Drive, domestic violence at 2461 Aquarius Drive, July 17. Angela Funk, 29, 9828 Loralinda Drive, theft at 9828 Loralinda, July 13. Joshua Hablutzic, 25, 3230 Niagra , possession of drugs at 3386 W. Galbraith Road, July 20. Mitchell Miller, 29, 11703 Elkwood Drive, disorderly conduct at 3271 Gayway Court, July 3. Nicole Pace, 23, 10219 Dewhill Lane, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., July 10. Jason Purvis, 36, 2949 Greenbrook Lane, drug possession at 3515 Springdale Road, June 28. Russell Ridner, 51, 9982 Prechtel Road, possession of drugs at 982 Prechtel Road, July 5. Cody Sevlia, 21, 2440 Jonrose, assault, obstructing official business at 2490 Jonrose, July 4. Richard Spatz, 45, 3237 Regal Lane,

About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. operating vehicle intoxicated at I275, July 2. Cynthia Thornton, 22, 845 Findley, disorderly conduct at 3261 Nandale, July 12. Michael Washington, 34, 629 Burr Oak Street, drug paraphernalia at Pippin Road and Ronald Regan, July 5. David Wethington, 23, 3543 Old Blue Rock Road, disorderly conduct at 5543 Old Blue Rock Road, July 11. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., July 5.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened and phone of unknown value removed from 3387 Gayheart Lane, July 1.

Breaking and entering

Victim reported at 7958 Harrison Ave., July 5.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle scratched at 2905 Banning Road, July 8. Vehicle scratched at 11654 Willowcrest, July 7. Vehicle window shattered at East Miami River Road and Kepler Road, June 28. Vehicle window shattered at 2680 Civic Center Drive, June 29.

Domestic violence

Female reported on Nandale Drive, July 1.


Computer, phone, camera of unknown value removed at 2730 Town Terrace, July 8. $1 removed at 3638 Oak Meadow, June 29. $500 removed at 8501 Colerain Ave., July 2. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 2994 W. Galbraith Road, July 3. Vehicle entered and radio and CD player valued at $250 removed at

2433 Compton Road, June 29. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 9918 Colerain Ave., July 1. Vehicle entered and CDs of unknown removed at 7216 Creekview Drive, July 3. Credit card removed from wallet at 3245 Harry Lee Lane, July 1.

Green Township


John R. Roetker, 32, 120 Revere No. 1, domestic violence at Harrison Avenue and Filview Circle, July 9. David Shields, 36, 5534 Harrison Ave., drug abuse at 5534 Harrison Ave., July 10. Kari K. Feldman, 30, 6224 Cheviot Road No. 3, theft at 6224 Cheviot Road, July 12. Tara L. Bowling, 37, 3411 Lehman Road No. 13, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 11. Billy K. Jones, 31, 688 Regent Road, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 11. Imeisha L. Campbell, 25, 2897 Harrison Ave., theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, July 11. Latosha M. Shelton, 21, 2897 Harrison Ave., theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, July 11. Juvenile, 15, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 12. Juvenile, 16, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., July 12. Damon M. Trammell, 25, 160 Bent Tree Drive, soliciting violation at 6154 Colerain Ave., July 14. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence at Leumas Drive, July 14. Jeff Delph, 29, 4012 Heyward St., complicity to breaking and entering at 2859 Diehl Road, July 15. Amanda Fisher, 19, 1006 Woodlawn, complicity to breaking and entering at 2859 Diehl Road, July 15. Keith G. Fisher, 18, 1006 Woodlawn, breaking and entering at 2859 Diehl Road, July 15. Juvenile, 13, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, July 15. Roger N. Hildebrand, 39, 3401 Glenmore Ave. No. 1, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, July 15. Donny Long, 37, 3444 Tangent Drive, criminal damaging at 3444 Tangent Drive, July 16. Paul L. Suggs, 47, 670 Gholson Ave., theft at 3491 North Bend Road, July 16. Brian N. Carrier, 20, 2566 Topeka, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., July 16. Barbara Towner, 38, 9753 Condor Drive, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., July 16.

Incidents Aggravated menacing

Suspect threatened to physically harm victim at 2874 Fairhill Drive, July 13.

Breaking and entering

Money and postage stamps stolen from home at 3248 Westbourne Drive, July 11. Money stolen from J. McQueen Salon

at 3233 Westbourne Drive, July 11. Chainsaw stolen from home’s shed at 1555 Devils Backbone, July 10. Door and frame damaged during break in at Guenther Physical Therapy, but nothing found missing at 5557 Cheviot Road, July 13.


Video game system and one video game stolen from home at 5527 Fairwood Road, July 11. Purse and money stolen from home at 5156 North Bend Crossing No. 103, July 11. Two rings, money, check book, handgun and necklace stolen from home at 3673 Boomer Road, July 13. Video game system, wireless controller, 10 video games and 25 DVDs stolen from home at 6211 Cheviot Road No. 1, July 13. Laptop computer, MP3 player, phone charger, basket and video game system stolen from home at 3759 Meadowview Drive, July 15.

Criminal damaging

Windshields broken on two vehicles at Dissinger’s Automotive at 4290 Harrison Ave., July 10. Paint sprayed on vehicle at 6464 Visitation Drive, July 10. Window broken on vehicle at 7035 Willowdale, July 10. Windshield broken on vehicle at 3685 Neiheisel Ave., July 10. Vehicle paint scratched in numerous places and dented at 4249 Simca Lane, July 12. Window broken on vehicle at 5172 Ralph Ave., July 16.

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Deborah Lane, July 10. Argument between man and woman at Harrison Avenue, July 10. Argument between spouses at Harrison Avenue, July 11. Argument between man and woman at Hearne Road, July 12. Argument between spouses at Drew Avenue, July 12. Argument between parent and child at Jessup Road, July 12. Argument between parent and child at Thorndale Court, July 13.


Counterfeit $20 bill issued at Dollar Tree at 5975 Colerain Ave., July 15.


Two suspects verbally attacked victim at 9880 Valley Junction, July 13.


Two suspects robbed victim of money at 5750 Harrison Ave., July 14.


Quad runner stolen from home’s front yard at 7015 Hearne Road, July 6. Two cases of beer stolen from Kroger at 3491 North Bend Road, July 6. Landscaping lighting stolen from home’s yard at 5781 Heights Court, July 6. Vehicle stolen from in front of home at 5544 Reemelin Road, July 7. Money stolen from home at 3579

Epley Lane, July 7. Four checks stolen from home’s mailbox at 4825 Jessup Road, July 7. Two speakers and an amplifier stolen from vehicle at 1337 Mimosa Lane, July 7. Two sewer grates stolen from driveway at Western Hills Church of Christ at 5064 Sidney Road, July 8. Check stolen from home and cashed without permission at 3284 West Fork Road, July 8. Bicycle stolen from vehicle at 3460 Eyrich, July 8. Four check books stolen from mailbox at 2910 West Fork Road, July 9. Wallet and contents stolen from purse at 6350 Glenway Ave., July 9. Money and four rings stolen from home at 3684 Jessup Road, July 9. Video game system stolen from storage unit at 3220 Westbourne Drive, July 9. Bed spread, beer and unknown amount of groceries stolen from Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., July 11. Three suspects fled Pizza Hut without paying for food and service at 5770 Harrison Ave., July 11. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 3247 Autum Lane, July 12. Air conditioning unit stolen from back of home at 5418 Fayridge Court, July 13. Car stereo and amplifier stolen from vehicle at 7087 Wyandotte Drive, July 13. Money stolen from home at 3725 Mack Ave., July 13. Medicine stolen from purse inside home at 4216 Homelawn Ave., July 14. Vehicle stolen from in front of home at 3840 Church Lane, July 14. Purse, eyeglasses, MP3 player and charger stolen from vehicle at 3937 School Section Road, July 14. Air conditioning unit stolen from back of home at 7584 Bridgepoint Pass, July 14. Miscellaneous food and clothing, food stamp card and pet gerbil stolen from home at 4046 Boomer Road, July 15. Video game system stolen from home at 5453 Childs, July 15. GPS and five charger cords stolen from vehicle at 3643 Frondorf Ave., July 16. Debit card and money stolen from victim at 5446 Jamie’s Oak, July 16.

Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 1321 Mimosa Lane, July 16. Cell phone stolen from vehicle at 3217 Westbourne Drive, July 16.

Vehicular vandalism

Outside mirror broken on vehicle when struck by a cup of ice thrown from another vehicle while traveling at 4100 block Ebenezer Road, July 1.

Springfield Township Arrests/citations

Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 1100 block of Madeleine Circle, July 27. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 8800 block of Balboa Drive, July 24. Mark Waddle, 22, drug paraphernalia at Hamilton Avenue and Kemper Road, July 25. Juvenile, no license, fleeing and eluding at Winton and Sharon roads, July 24. Christine Johnson, 26, 8870 Neptune Drive, theft at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, July 22. Aaron Allmon, 20, 641 Van Roberts Ave., criminal tool possession at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, July 22. Juanta Cunningham, 23, 6514 Betts Ave., obstructing official business, July 20. Christopher Staples, 20, 2021 Second Ave., obstructing official business, July 20. Steven Jackson, 42, 2156 Sevenhills Drive, domestic violence at 2156 Sevenhills Drive, July 20.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Man reported three men robbed him of cash at gunpoint at 1559 Meredith Drive, July 22.

Breaking and entering

Bar 127 reported money, computer stolen at 11952 Hamilton Ave., July 26. Luv ‘n Care Children’s Learning Center reported checks, computer stolen at 2264 Wilson Ave., July 25.


Woman reported cell phone, money stolen at 1016 Harbury Drive, July 27. Woman reported TV, computer stolen at 8380 Cottonwood Drive, July 25.


Mount Airy Tree and Landscaping reported equipment stolen at 1004 W. Galbraith Road, July 26.

Colerain Township

Stoney Ridge Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Defranco, Thomas J. and Lauren E.; $262,350. 10009 Crusader Drive: Warsaw Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cincinnati to Evangelo, Nathaniel S.; $35,000. 11125 Colerain Ave.: Nikula, Leo R. and Shirley J. to Chandler, Jeffrey J. and Laurel E.T.; $280,000. 11584 Greenridge Drive: Cooper, Michael P. and Tonyia E. to Foster, Joshua W.; $168,000. 12168 Wincanton Drive: Fesevur, John P. to Schaefer, Janice L.; $57,000. 2489 Schon Drive: Integrity Property Holdings LLC to McGivens, Zachery T.; $55,900. 2535 Grosvenor Drive: Miles, James W. and Lorna M. to Taylor, Courtney and Dorothea; $113,000. 2909 Regal Lane: Schaiper, Rebecca M. and Christopher T. to Kondaur Capital Corporation; $94,000. 3024 Snowvalley Court: Ujeski, Mike to Fannie Mae; $70,000. 3091 Stout Road: Gerbus Remodeling Inc. to Hadley, Enid O.; $127,000. 3208 Pebblebrook Lane: Wilking, Ann Winn to Dearwester, Gerald S.; $50,000. 3211 New Year Drive: Brewer, Roger W. to Secretary of Veterans Affairs; $64,335. 3367 Hidden Creek Drive: Williams, Melvin to Everbank; $56,000. 3422 Melodymanor Drive: Monroe, H. David and Joann to White, Robert B. and Sara J.; $175,000. 7888 Tucson Court: Schatz, Mildred J. to Watkins, Thomas C.; $83,000. 8721 Moonlight Lane: CE Consulting LLC to Fung, Mary M. and Edmond K.; $65,000. 8980 Palomar Drive: Mapp, Travis to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $60,000. 9068 Zoellner Road: Koetter, Richard to Queen, Clifford E.; $110,000. 9136 Neil Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Ayers, Jonathan A.; $73,000. 9466 Loralinda Drive: Sanders, Wade to Citimortgage Inc.; $54,000. 9500 Haddington Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Sherman, Peggy Wilson;

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

I.; $98,000. 6652 Hearne Road: Appiarius Florence Tr. to Mechley Daniel A. Sr; $19,000. 8060 Bridge Point Drive: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Lutes, Ada M.; $176,815.

Mount Airy

$50,000. 9800 Regatta Drive: Kombrinck, Kimberly A. to Kombrinck, Kenneth J.; $82,000. 9925 Loralinda Drive: Miller, Ricky to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP; $58,000.

2613 Chesterfield Court: Pondaco, Dominick to McMillan Capital Group LLC; $19,000. 4766 Chapelridge Drive: Kim, Kyu Hwan Tr. to Brack, Virgil W. Jr. and Cynthia L. Smith; $213,500. 5279 Ponderosa Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Meyer, Diane; $37,500.

Green Township

Mount Healthy

Address not available: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Trushell, Jennifer F.; $106,960. Tressel Wood Drive: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $63,414. 1454 Linneman Road: Dannemiller, Martha to Mills, Cornelius J. Tr. and Mary Ann Tr.; $170,000. 1771 Leona Drive: Tolle, Joseph A. and Jennifer L. Wingate to Steele, Kenneth F. and Jodi C. Mayhaus; $66,500. 2060 Southacres Drive: Garbon, Edna M. to Ciampone, Laurence D. and Della; $270,000. 3034 Goda Ave.: Bender, David and Valerie to Eichhorn, Esther C.; $123,900. 3111 Dickinson Road: Luecke, John D. and Mary Ann to Johns, Julianna L.; $159,500. 3345 Harwinton Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Napp Investments; $80,100. 3585 Sandal Lane: VCA1 Holdings LLC to Whitacre, Elizabeth; $111,000. 3947 Ridgedale Drive: Cash, Marilyn J. to Shomberger, Andrew S. and Brenda S.; $199,900. 5485 Michelles Oak Court: Kummer, Thomas J. Ltd. to Brady, Patrick and Jennifer Presutto; $106,000. 5647 Lauderdale Drive: Beal, Jo Ann to Sellars, Clifford II; $82,500. 5875 Bridgetown Road: Clift, Kimberly and Paul S. to Waters, Donald

1966 Compton Road: Koch, Keith A. and Geraldine L. to Gentry, Jason M. and Roseanna Ruth; $121,000. 7328 Maple Ave.: Hollaender, Barbara L. to Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc.; $48,000. 7341 Forest Ave.: Ibold, R. Bruce to Edwards, Norma J.; $45,900.

Springfield Township

1046 Nohunta Court: Denman, David L. Tr. and Rose Marie Tr. to Wyrick, Victor T.; $170,000. 1311 Randomhill Road: Flowers, Burnel and Gloria to Nationstar Mortgage LLC; $95,030. 1530 Hazelgrove Drive: Giraldi, Felipe A. and Marcia E. Santos to Mayo, Carla L.; $82,000. 1633 Brightview Drive: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Holloway, Stephanie J.; $47,000. 1974 Bluehill Drive: Fein, Matt to Ruby, Jennifer R.; $72,000. 421 Deanview Drive: Penklor Properties LLC to Imholte, Jason 3; $152,000. 8680 Zodiac Drive: Arch Bay Holdings LLC Series 2009b to Mrsellfast LLC; $34,500. 8680 Zodiac Drive: Mrsellfast LLC to Nordmeyer, Therese; $38,500. 8835 Cabot Drive: Harrison Building and Loan Association to Day, Gregory J. Jr. and Nicole A.; $24,000. 9048 Winton Road: Holmes, Mary F. to Messner, Steven H.; $87,500. 9138 Peachblossom Court: Alexan-

der, Lola J. to Alexander, John P.; $126,000. 9319 Winton Road: Doughman, Glenna R. to Miller, Barry; $64,000. 946 Hollytree Drive: Burke, Grace R. to Johnson, Sheila; $84,900. 9669 Woodmill Lane: Wyrick, Tamara A. to Brennan, Kevin P.; $80,000. 1007 Thornfield Lane: Whisenhunt, Brian L. and Alison F. to Pasquier, Roberto and Elizabeth BagnerisPasquier; $194,000. 1047 Wellspring Drive: Conner, Stephen L. to Citimortgage Inc.; $38,000. 10966 Pleasanthill Drive: Simpson, Lee S. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $54,000. 1361 Hartwood Drive: Williams, Carvell to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $78,000. 2045 Fifth Ave.: Allen, Carolyn 15 to Allen, Carolyn 13; $2,160. 2045 Fifth Ave.: Allen, Carolyn 15 to Allen, Carolyn 14; $2,160. 2045 Fifth Ave.: Allen, Carolyn 16 to Allen, Carolyn 15; $2,160. 2188 Broadhurst Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Hill, Melvin L. and Carmen; $120,000. 620 Heatherdale Drive: Hein, Steven L. and Connie M. to King, Annie A. and Brad A.; $190,000. 641 Compton Road: Stellatano, Rocco D. and Elisabeth A. Davis to Colonial Savings FA; $94,000. 755 North Hill Lane: Coomes, Bonnie G. to Humbert Mortgage Servicing LLC; $92,800. 7927 Ramble View : Stenger, Susan M. to Gering, Jacqueline; $80,000. 8356 Mayfair St.: Dashley, Sarah to Fifth Third Mortgage Company; $46,000. 8359 Roland Ave.: Crum-Jones, Connie to Bank of New York Mellon; $65,000. 838 Galbraith Road: Equity Trust Company Custodian fbo Gabrielle Potter to Woolfolk, Rosetta; $76,500. 8566 Wyoming Club Drive: Donisi, Dominick to Barre, James M.; $155,000. 8761 Balboa Drive: Richards, Charles and Parthenia to Quadrant Resi-

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REAL ESTATE From B11 dential Capital II LLC; $45,000. 8874 Desoto Drive: McDonald, Dennis to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $26,000. 8909 Desoto Drive: Lovdal, Lisa M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $16,000. 923 Springbrook Drive: Teras, Lee M. and Tara C. to Robertson, Chris A. and Sandra R. Payne; $190,000. 9743 Culpepper Court: Harris, Ray A. and Stephanie M. to U.S. Bank NA ND; $42,000. 996 Huffman Court: Smith, Shawya J. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $50,000. 1086 Wellspring Drive: Alexander, Barbara to Federal National Mortgage Association; $26,000. 1126 Tassie Lane: Eken, Phillip C. to U.S. Bank NA; $62,000. 114 Ridgeway Road: Dyer, Brian and Nancy to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $48,000. 11922 Briarfield Court: Edwards, Claude P. and Vanita Y. to Heard, Danielle; $139,000. 12171 Deerhorn Drive: Wash, Roy G. to Ostlund, Wanda S.; $130,000. 1351 McClure Ave.: Jackson, Willie J. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $24,000. 1735 John Gray Road: Re Recycle It LLC to Bohannon, Erin D.; $120,000. 2105 Miles Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Kugele, Christopher and Roberta; $65,000. 2382 Woodbluff Court: McKinney, Woodrow and Marie A. Touris to Bank of America NA; $98,000. 605 Fleming Road: Beimesch, Wayne E. Tr. to Mariol, Anthony J. and Allicia; $157,000. 794 Cloverview Ave.: Shulman, Stanley A. and Jane R. Merblum to Schwab, Erik H. and Rita H.; $130,000. 8658 Desoto Drive: Matre, James A. Tr. to Spring Valley Bank; $294,300. 8680 Zodiac Drive: Brown, Monica to Arch Bay Holdings LLC Series 2009b; $46,000. 8844 Cabot Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to

Kreative Occasions Inc.; $18,500. 9187 Long Lane: Morgan, Michael B. to Stoddard, Diane M.; $79,000. 9246 Yorkridge Drive: Quelle, Yvonne J. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $20,000. 8687 Zenith Court: Gaines, David K. and Leigh A. to Lennon, Marvin M.; $185,000. 8986 Mockingbird Lane: Stroud, Anthony W. Tr. to Johnson, Luciona; $50,000. 9933 McKelvey Road: Wayman, Craig H. and Kelley R. Doran to Henderson, Dashirl S.; $153,500. 9985 McKelvey Road: Dieckman, Darryl S. and Jennifer L. Hermann to Dieckman, Darryl S.; $69,300.10023 Jackpine Court: Head, Robert L. Tr. and Stella M. Tr. to Nimmo, George and Lisa; $167,400. 10055 Lakeside Drive: Meiners, Catherine M. to Lutz, Timothy J. and Jacqueline A. Brandner; $115,000. 1012 Spruceglen Drive: O’Reilly, Michele M. and Mark to Newman, William Jr. and Mary; $235,000. 1038 Pinehollow Lane: Sachs, James A. and Jacqueline to Gildea, Kevin M.; $129,000. 10705 Silverbrook Drive: Rhodes, Bryan A. and Antoinette to Aurora Loan Services LLC; $105,000. 1085 Hempstead Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $46,000. 1133 Eastgate Drive: Stotz, Jay M. and Janna G. to Williams, Jonathan E.; $131,000. 1759 John Gray Road: Stamm, Robert H. Jr. and Terry A. to Bell, Justin; $110,500. 1888 Miles Road: Schaefer, Richard J. and Rayanne M. to Tucker, Danita W.; $129,900. 1929 Bluehill Drive: U.S. Bank NA to Kindo, Glory A.; $30,000. 1929 Bluehill Drive: UBS Real Estate Securities Inc. to U.S. Bank NA; $80,200. 1998 Bluehill Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Dixon, Edwin Jr. and Teresa M.; $14,000. 28 Laurel Ave.: Bloom, John J. and Harold Lanter to Lunsford, Ronald

A.; $42,500. 371 Meadowcrest Road: Gonya, Jane C. to Weber, Jonathan D. and Abigail E. Krugman; $135,000. 8349 Banbury St.: Clark, Ruby E. to Baker, Joshua R.; $74,900. 8835 Monsanto Drive: Greer, Kenneth E. and Elaine M. to U.S. Bank NA; $44,000. 8972 Ebro Court: Clark, Lisa to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $36,000. 960 Compton Road: Cinfed Employees Federal Credit Union to Spikes, Consella M.; $65,000. 9654 Fallshill Circle: Johnson, Lillie P. and Lillie to Armston, Bonnee E.; $155,000. 9991 Winton Road: Johnson, Tyler D. to Hemlin, Niklas O. and Jennifer L.; $92,000. 10966 Pleasanthill Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Equity Trust Company [custodian fbo Robert A. Pu]; $40,250. 1523 Bermuda Place: Huddleston, Dwight A. Jr. and Erica to Federal National Mortgage Association; $54,000. 1626 Kemper Road: Simmons, Jeremy R. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $97,034. 1860 Fullerton Drive: Gosser, Terry J. to Baker, Scott; $26,500. 1878 Miles Road: Zinser, Louis O. to Collins, Martha C. and Susan A. Hamblin; $100,000. 6490 Mona Lisa Court: Markarian, Karen and Susan M. Nagel to Johnson, Cassada; $93,500. 7369 Commonwealth Drive: Williams, Elizabeth C. to Brady, Karen; $155,000. 7974 Kirkland Drive: Smith, Carol L. and Edward A. to Watts, Kathy R.; $105,000. 8895 Cabot Drive: Fannie Mae to CE Consulting LLC; $18,500. 8909 Desoto Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Masuck, James M.; $16,400. 9317 Winton Road: Brandt, David L. to Long, Jonathan L. and Doris E. Bosley; $73,000. 9613 Kosta Drive: GMAC Mortgage LLC to Watts, Annette L.; $80,000.


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